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Dictionary entry overview: What does at bay mean?
• AT BAY (adjective)
The adjective AT BAY has 1 sense:
1. forced to turn and face attackers
Familiarity information: AT BAY used as an adjective is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Forced to turn and face attackers
a stag at bay / she had me cornered between the porch and her car / like a trapped animal
unfree (hampered and not free; not able to act at will)
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