bate (v.) Old form(s): baite, Bayted , bayting
[falconry] beat the wings, flutter
1H4 IV.i.99[Vernon to Hotspur, of Prince Hal and his companions] All plumed like estridges that with the wind / Bated
H5 III.vii.109[Constable to Orleans, of the Dauphin] 'Tis a hooded valour, and when it appears it will bate [also: sense 1]
RJ III.ii.14[Juliet alone] Hood my unmanned blood, bating in my cheeks
TS IV.i.182[Petruchio alone] kites / That bate and beat and will not be obedient
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