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English definition of “bale”

bale

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

bale

verb uk   /beɪl/ us  

bale verb (REMOVE WATER)

mainly UK to bail verbSailing and boating

bale verb (TIE UP)

[I or T] to tie up something tightly into bales: We were baling (up) the hay all day.Fastening and tying
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of bale from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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