bathe Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “bathe” in the English Dictionary

"bathe" in British English

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batheverb

uk   us   /beɪð/

bathe verb (SWIM)

[I] UK to ​swim, ​especially in the ​sea, a ​river, or a ​lake: Children ​suffering from the ​illness had bathed inseawatercontaminated by ​sewage.

bathe verb (COVER)

[T] to ​cover something with a ​liquid, ​especially in ​order to make ​part of the ​bodyfeelbetter: I bathed my ​feet insaltwater. [T] to ​cover something in a way that ​causes a ​pleasantfeeling or ​appearance: In the ​afternoon the ​sun bathes the ​city inshades of ​pink and ​gold.

bathe verb (WASH)

(UK also bath) [T] to ​wash in a bath or to ​wash someone in a bath

bathenoun [S]

uk   us   /beɪð/ UK formal
an ​occasion when you ​swim or ​spendtime in ​water: I went for a bathe every ​evening.
(Definition of bathe from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bathe" in American English

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batheverb

 us   /beɪð/

bathe verb (WASH)

[I/T] to ​wash someone, usually with ​soap and ​water in a bathtub : [T] I had to ​change the ​kids’ ​diapers and ​feed them and bathe them.

bathe verb (COVER)

[T] to ​cover with a ​liquid, esp. as a ​treatment for ​pain or ​injury: I bathed my ​foot in ​warmsaltwater. fig. The ​afternoonsun bathed the ​city in ​pink and ​gold.
(Definition of bathe from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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