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take a bath

Definition of take a bath

US informal

  1. :  to lose a large amount of money in a business deal <The movie studio took a bath on his last picture.>



Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. : :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (as fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

bathplay
  1. :  a washing or soaking (as in water or steam) of all or part of the body

    :  water used for bathing

    :  a contained liquid for a special purpose

  1. :  to give a bath to

    :  to take a bath

  1. :  an ancient Hebrew liquid measure corresponding to the ephah of dry measure


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