moderate or restrain; lessen the force of;
"He bated his breath when talking about this affair"
"capable of bating his enthusiasm"
flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons
soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments;
"bate hides and skins"
- The cruel landlord would bate him no rent.
- I was unable to bate my enthusiasm.
You are eager, and baiting to be gone.出自： Dryden
The pirates no longer ran separate and shouting.., but kept side by side and spoke with bated breath.出自： R. L. Stevenson