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bale

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Agriculture
balebale1 /beΙͺl/ noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š TMTAa large quantity of something such as paper or hay that is tightly tied together especially into a block πŸ”Š a bale of straw
Examples from the Corpus
baleβ€’ Shipments of cotton rose to 280,000 bales from 261,700 bales.β€’ He left off patting Prince and came and sat down on a bale of hay, not looking at me.β€’ Mr Bean was opening out bales of straw making deep beds.β€’ Stack bales like giant bricks to make the walls.β€’ Two of us should manage the bales an' the ovver two can carry down the crates of ornaments.β€’ At the end of the barn he saw a fragment of raincoat material between two bales.
Related topics: Agriculture
balebale2 verb [transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š TCNTAto tie something such as paper or hay into a large block β†’ bale out
β†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
baleβ€’ Crews are compressing, baling and then loading the tires on to trucks for a six-hour drive to an Arizona recycler.β€’ Outdoor concerts are fine for country singers, provided they involve cutting and baling hay from the seating areas before hand.β€’ It normally took the form of shearing, combining, baling, muck spreading, etc.β€’ Return in good time to bale out the kitchen and read note reminding you of half-day closing in Muswell Hill.β€’ A.J. Reeves baling out with slight injuries.β€’ Afterwards his men felt that he had waited too long before baling out.
From Longman Business Dictionarybalebale1 /beΙͺl/ verb β†’ bale somebody/something β†’ outβ†’ See Verb tablebalebale2 noun [countable]TRANSPORT a large quantity of something such as paper, hay, or cotton that is tightly tied togetherShipments of cotton rose to 280,000 bales from 261,700 bales.
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Verb table
bale
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybale
he, she, itbales
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybaled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave baled
he, she, ithas baled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad baled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill bale
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have baled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam baling
he, she, itis baling
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you, we, theyare baling
Past
I, he, she, itwas baling
you, we, theywere baling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been baling
he, she, ithas been baling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been baling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be baling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been baling
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