baby

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbeɪbi/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbeɪbi/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bābē)


Inflections of 'baby' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": babies
Inflections of 'baby' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
babies
v 3rd person singular
babying
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
babied
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
babied
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

baby

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [healthy, newborn, premature] baby
  2. what a [beautiful, sweet, adorable] baby!
  3. just love babies!
  4. are going to have a baby
  5. have been trying for a baby
  6. just had a baby
  7. want another baby
  8. the baby is [crying, screaming]
  9. the baby is [hungry, upset, tired]
  10. put the baby in the [car seat, stroller, crib]
  11. stop [being, acting like] a baby
  12. don't [be] a baby
  13. she's [just, only] a baby
  14. [come here, I love you] baby
  15. the [car, project, plan] is his baby
  16. is the baby's [father, mother]
  17. slang: is my baby daddy
n as adj
  1. baby [clothes, fingers, talk, names]
  2. baby [food, formula, milk]
  3. a baby [blanket, toy, bike, version]
  4. a baby [doctor, nurse]
  5. baby [apples, pears, carrots]
  6. baby-sized [apples]
  7. is my baby daddy
  8. a baby [bear, goat, whale]
v
  1. don't baby him
  2. baby your [child, students, car]
  3. his [mother, father, parents] babied him
  4. he was babied (as a child)
  5. babied and [coddled, pampered]
  6. don't (you) "baby" me
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