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

     

    bay

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//beɪ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//beɪ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bay
    BrE BrE//beɪ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//beɪ//
     
    he / she / it bays
    BrE BrE//beɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//beɪz//
     
    past simple bayed
    BrE BrE//beɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//beɪd//
     
    past participle bayed
    BrE BrE//beɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//beɪd//
     
    -ing form baying
    BrE BrE//ˈbeɪɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeɪɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] (of a dog or wolf) to make a long deep sound, especially while hunting synonym howl a pack of baying hounds
  2. 2[intransitive] bay (for something) (usually used in the progressive tenses) to demand something in a loud and angry way The referee's decision left the crowd baying for blood (= threatening violence towards him).
  3. Word Originverb Middle English (as a noun): from Old French (a)bai (noun), (a)baiier (verb) ‘to bark’, of imitative origin.
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