Bare infinitive



an infinitive verb form without to, used with certain auxiliary verbs , as in I must go. All I did was ask.
We might win.

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    (of a prizefight, prizefighter, etc.) without boxing gloves; using the bare fists. without conventional niceties; rough-and-tumble. without boxing gloves. in a rough-and-tumble manner.

  • Barelegged

    with bare legs. Historical Examples Found him in a straw house in the bush, barelegged, a white savage, all mixed up with flowers and things and playing a guitar. A Son Of The Sun Jack London Here a barelegged laddie, with the rudest tackle, has been known to hook a 30-lb. Bonnie Scotland A.R. Hope […]



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