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bated
American English: /ˈbeɪdəd/
British English: /ˈbeɪtɪd/

adjective

  • with bated breath
    con ansiedad
    conteniendo la respiración
    Example sentences
    • Excited denizens have waited with bated breath as the clock ticked by - months, days, hours and finally the big moment itself.
    • Football fans are looking forward with bated breath to the clash of Kerry and near neighbours Limerick in the national league semi final later in the month of April.
    • As the 1000-odd crowd assembled at the spot watched with bated breath, the personnel started pulling the rope up with utmost care.

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