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British English: /beɪ/
American English: /beɪ/

Translation of bay in French:


  • 2 (Hunting)to be at bay
    être aux abois
    to bring to bay to hold ou keep at bay
    tenir [quelqu'un] à distance (attacker, opponent)
    stopper (famine)
    enrayer (unemployment, inflation etc)


intransitive verb

  • (dog)
    aboyer (at contre, après)
    to bay at the moon
    hurler à la lune or à la mort
    to bay for somebody's blood
    réclamer la tête de quelqu'un

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