bay (v.) Old form(s): bay'd
bring to bay, drive to a last stand
2H4 I.iii.80[Hastings to Archbishop, of King Henry] the French and Welsh / Baying him at the heels
JC III.i.204[Antony as if to dead Caesar] Here wast thou bayed, brave hart
MND IV.i.112[Hippolyta to Theseus, of Hercules and Cadmus] they bayed the bear / With hounds of Sparta
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