Definition of batch verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

batch

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//bætʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bætʃ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they batch
BrE BrE//bætʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bætʃ//
 
he / she / it batches
BrE BrE//ˈbætʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbætʃɪz//
 
past simple batched
BrE BrE//bætʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bætʃt//
 
past participle batched
BrE BrE//bætʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bætʃt//
 
-ing form batching
BrE BrE//ˈbætʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbætʃɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] batch (something) to put things into groups in order to deal with them The service will be improved by batching and sorting enquiries. Word Origin late 15th cent. (in the senses ‘process of baking’, ‘quantity produced at one baking’): based on an Old English word related to bacan, of Germanic origin. Current senses date from the early 18th cent.
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