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"bath" in British English

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bathnoun

uk   /bɑːθ/  us   /bæθ/
A1 [C] UK (US bathtub) a ​longplastic, ​metal, or ​ceramiccontainer that is ​filled with ​water so that you can ​sit or ​lie in it to ​washyourwholebodyA1 [C usually singular] the ​activity of ​washing yourself or someone ​else in a bath: mainly UK Susannah has a ​longhot bath every ​evening.mainly US I took a bath this ​morning. bath ​oilrun a bath UK (US fill the tub) to ​fill a bath with ​water for ​washing: I'll ​run you a bath while you take off those ​wetclothes. [C] US used to refer to a ​bathroom when ​describing a ​home: a four-bedroom two-bath ​house [C] a ​healthtreatment: mud/​thermal baths [C] any ​containerholdingliquid: a ​bird bathbaths [C, + sing/pl verb] (plural baths) UK old-fashioned →  swimming baths a ​publicplace where ​people went in the past to have a ​hot bath

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bathverb [I or T]

uk   /bɑːθ/  us   /bæθ/ UK (US bathe)
to ​wash in a bath or to ​wash someone in a bath: old-fashioned She baths every ​morning. I usually bath the ​kids in the ​evening.
(Definition of bath from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bath" in American English

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bathnoun [C]

 us   /bæθ/
the ​activity of ​washing yourself or another ​person or an ​animal in a ​largecontainerfilled with ​warmwater When ​describinghomes, a bath can also ​mean a ​bathroom:
(Definition of bath from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bath" in Business English

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bathnoun

uk   us   /bɑːθ/
take a bath informal to ​lose a lot of ​money as a ​result of a ​badbusinessdeal or ​investment: Unless the ​shares take a bath, they should soon be ​worth £50K more than when we ​bought them.
(Definition of bath from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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