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    Bay

    What does 'bay' mean in 'to keep something (abstract) at bay'?

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    Re: Bay

    Quote Originally Posted by AH020387 View Post
    What does 'bay' mean in 'to keep something (abstract) at bay'?
    It means to keep it away, to defend against it.

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