1. to moderate or restrain: unable to bate our enthusiasm.
2. to lessen or diminish; abate: setbacks that bated his hopes. verb (used without object), bated, bating.
3. to diminish or subside; abate. Idioms
4. with bated breath, with breath drawn in or held because of anticipation or suspense: We watched with bated breath as the runners approached the finish line.
"breaths can be bated."
"leads can be bated."
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