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Topic: COLOURS AND SOUNDS

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: abaiier, from the sound

bay

2 verb
     
bay2 [intransitive]
1HBAC if a dog bays, it makes a long high noise, especially when it is chasing something [= howl]:
dogs baying at the moon
2 to make strong demands to get answers to questions or force someone to give you something
bay for
Reporters began baying for the president's blood (=demanding that he be punished).
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