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Verb
To complain or protest about something, typically in a weak or pathetic manner
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“After his enforced departure from South Africa, Thatcher continued to bleat about the injustice he suffered.”
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To make a weak, wavering cry, characteristic of sheep or goats
“The sheep would bleat in a particular way when they saw pictures of members of their own flock, and in a similar way when they saw a shepherd they knew well.”
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To speak rapidly and unintelligibly, typically through fear or shock
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Noun
The characteristic cry of a sheep or a goat
“Patty hurried toward the spot she had indicated, and soon heard the bleat of the missing animal.”
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A complaint or expression of grievance, typically made in a weak or pathetic manner
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“We were in an inflationary spiral, yet our board, listening to the bleat of a few oldsters, were reluctant to ask members to pay for value received.”
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