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synonyms for bant

  • curtail
  • cut
  • cut down
  • diminish
  • dwindle
  • knock off
  • lessen
  • lower
  • pare
  • scale down
  • shorten
  • slash
  • trim
  • weaken
  • abate
  • abridge
  • bankrupt
  • break
  • cheapen
  • chop
  • clip
  • contract
  • debase
  • deflate
  • depreciate
  • depress
  • diet
  • dilute
  • discount
  • drain
  • impair
  • impoverish
  • moderate
  • pauperize
  • rebate
  • recede
  • ruin
  • shave
  • slim
  • taper
  • truncate
  • cut back
  • go on a diet
  • lose weight
  • mark down
  • nutshell
  • roll back
  • slow down
  • step down
  • take off weight
  • taper off
  • tone down
  • turn down
  • wind down

antonyms for bant

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  • compliment
  • develop
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • extend
  • grow
  • increase
  • lengthen
  • praise
  • prolong
  • raise
  • strengthen
  • amplify
  • enhance
  • laud
  • rise
  • stretch
  • upgrade
  • invigorate
  • win
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How to use bant in a sentence

In some of these old settlements there are houses where the door is still opened from without by a "sneck-bant," or "finger-hole."
LANCASHIRE SKETCHESEDWIN WAUGH
Every rich Bant keeps his kambla field consecrated to buffalo-racing, and his pair of racing buffaloes, costing from Rs.
CASTES AND TRIBES OF SOUTHERN INDIAEDGAR THURSTON
Fines inflicted by the Bant caste council are, I am informed, spent in the celebration of a temple festival.
CASTES AND TRIBES OF SOUTHERN INDIAEDGAR THURSTON
The foregoing account shows that the Bant marriage is a good deal more than concubinage.
CASTES AND TRIBES OF SOUTHERN INDIAEDGAR THURSTON
A nice verb, to bant, though not approved of by the dictionary, which scornfully terms it “humorous and colloquial”.
PENGUIN PERSONS & PEPPERMINTSWALTER PRICHARD EATON
Banting, bant′ing, n. a system of diet for reducing superfluous fat.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 1 OF 4: A-D)VARIOUS
Corybant, kor′i-bant, n. a priest of Cybele, whose rites were accompanied with noisy music and wild dances:—Eng.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 1 OF 4: A-D)VARIOUS
Mr. Blythe is the present international bant-weight champion.
ONE THIRD OFFIRVIN S. COBB
And I can stand it,' says I, 'I'd rather batten than bant any day.'
THE GENTLE GRAFTERO. HENRY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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