at bay

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Definition of at bay

: in the position of being unable to move closer while attacking or trying to approach someone used with keep or holdThe soldiers kept the attackers at bay. often used figurativelyThe doctors have been able to keep her illness at bay for several months.

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“At bay.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20bay. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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