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bale

noun [C] uk   us   /beɪl/
a large amount of something such as hay, paper, wool, or cloth that has been tied tightly together

bale

verb uk   us   /beɪl/

bale verb (REMOVE WATER)

mainly UK to bail verb

bale verb (TIE UP)

[I or T] to tie up something tightly into bales: We were baling (up) the hay all day.
Phrasal verbs
Translations of “bale”
in Arabic كَومة…
in Korean 곤포…
in Malaysian bandela…
in French balle…
in Turkish balya, demet, deste…
in Italian balla…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大包,大捆…
in Russian тюк…
in Polish bela…
in Vietnamese kiện hàng…
in Spanish fardo…
in Portuguese fardo…
in Thai หีบห่อมัดรวมกันเป็นตั้ง…
in German der Ballen…
in Catalan bala…
in Japanese 大量の物を束ねたもの, 圧縮こん包した大型物…
in Indonesian segulung, satu bal…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大包,大捆…
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