English translation of 'बहाना'
1. drain transitive or intransitive verb
If you drain a liquid from a place or object, you remove the liquid by causing it to flow somewhere else. If a liquid drains somewhere, it flows there.
Miners built the tunnel to drain water out of the mines.
...springs and rivers that drain into lakes.
2. shed transitive verb
To shed blood means to kill people in a violent way.
My family have fought in wars and shed blood for this country.
3. shed transitive verb
If you shed tears, you cry.
They will shed a few tears at their daughter's wedding.
4. swirl transitive or intransitive verb
If you swirl something liquid or flowing, or if it swirls, it moves round and round quickly.
She swirled the ice-cold liquid around in her glass.
The black water swirled around his legs.
2. mn/bahana, bahAnA, bahaanaa, bahānā, bhana, bhAnA, bhaanaa, bhānā/
1. front singular noun
If someone puts on a front, they pretend to have feelings which they do not have.
Michael put on a brave front.
2. guise countable noun
If something is done or appears under the guise of something else, the first thing looks like the second thing or is made to look like it, in order to hide its true appearance or nature.
The men committed this murder under the guise of a political act.
The new leaders are merely the old guard in a different guise.
3. pretext countable noun
A pretext is a reason which you pretend has caused you to do something.
I went into his bedroom on the pretext of looking for a book.
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Translation of बहाना from the Collins Hindi to English Dictionary