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definition of the word bell_the_cat

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From an Aesop fable, in which mice want to put a bell round the cat's neck as a warning to others

Infinitive
to bell the cat

Third person singular
bells the cat

Simple past
belled the cat

Past participle
belled the cat

Present participle
belling the cat

to bell the cat (third-person singular simple present bells the cat, present participle belling the cat, simple past and past participle belled the cat)

  1. To undertake something dangerous in the service of a group.
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