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Definition of bleat verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bleat
    he / she / it bleats
    past simple bleated
    -ing form bleating
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  1. 1[intransitive] to make the sound that sheep and goats make
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] bleat (on) (about something) bleat that… + speech to speak in a weak or complaining voice “But I only just got here,” he bleated feebly.
The lamb gave a faint bleat.
noun [uncountable, countable] the distant bleating of sheep