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bleat

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals, Colours & sounds
bleatbleat /bliːt/ verb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 HBAC[intransitive] to make the sound that a sheep or goat makes2 [intransitive, transitive] informalCOMPLAIN to complain in a silly or annoying way πŸ”Š β€˜But I’ve only just got here, ’ bleated Simon. β€”bleat noun [countable]
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Examples from the Corpus
bleatβ€’ They skipped about my feet, a flock of lambs bleating around a daft young heifer.β€’ While he watched it half an hour passed; beggars had gathered and were bleating around his knees.β€’ The fog-horn, its sound now muffled by the houses, continued to bleat at regular intervals.β€’ Mr. Lorrimer's voice, frail and querulous, was bleating at the other end.β€’ When federalists bleat on about how interdependent the world is, one wonders what world they live in.
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Verb table
bleat
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybleat
he, she, itbleats
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybleated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave bleated
he, she, ithas bleated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad bleated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill bleat
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have bleated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam bleating
he, she, itis bleating
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you, we, theyare bleating
Past
I, he, she, itwas bleating
you, we, theywere bleating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been bleating
he, she, ithas been bleating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been bleating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be bleating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been bleating
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