Meaning of BATH in English

BATH

noun

1

BAD : We decided to have a bath in the hotel pool.

GOOD : We decided to have a swim in the hotel pool.

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have a bath = wash yourself in a bath: 'I always have a bath or shower before going to bed.'

See note at BATHE (↑ bathe )

2

BAD : I always take a bath before going to bed.

GOOD : I always have a bath before going to bed.

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In British English the phrase is have a bath (NOT take ): 'There isn't enough water to have a bath.' Take a bath is used in American English.

3

See *SUNBATH

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