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bat (noun)
1.
a stout solid stick - club
2.
a sharp blow - stroke
3.
a) a usually wooden implement used for hitting the ball in various games
b) a paddle used in various games (as table tennis)
c) the short whip used by a jockey
4.
a) - batsman batter a right-handed bat
b) a turn at batting - usually used in the phrase at bat
c) hitting ability - we need his bat in the lineup
5.
- batt
6.
British rate of speed - gait
7.
- binge
bat (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to strike or hit with or as if with a bat
2.
a) to advance (a base runner) by batting
b) to have a batting average of
3.
intransitive verb
to discuss at length consider in detail
1.
a) to strike or hit a ball with a bat
b) to take one's turn at bat
2.
to wander aimlessly
bat (noun)
any of a widely distributed order (Chiroptera) of nocturnal usually frugivorous or insectivorous flying mammals that have wings formed from four elongated digits of the forelimb covered by a cutaneous membrane and that have adequate visual capabilities but often rely on echolocation
bat (verb)
transitive verb
to wink especially in surprise or emotion - never batted an eye , also - flutter batted his eyelashes
BAT (abbreviation)
bachelor of arts in teaching
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
bat (noun)
1.
a hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument
SYNONYMS:
bang, bash, bat, beat, belt, biff, bop, box, buffet, bust, chop, clap, clip, clout, crack, cuff, dab, douse, fillip, hack, haymaker, hit, hook, knock, larrup, lash, lick, pelt, pick, plump, poke, pound, punch, rap, slam, slap, slug, smack, smash, sock, spank, stinger, stripe, stroke, swat, swipe, switch, thud, thump, thwack, wallop, welt, whack, wham, whop ( whap)
RELATED WORDS:
counter, counterblow, counterpunch, counterstroke; body blow, hand, kick, knee, left, one-two, rabbit punch, right, right-hander, roundhouse, shiver, sidewinder, sucker punch, swing, uppercut; cruncher, kayo, knockdown, knockout, KO; bastinado ( bastinade), battering, beating, bludgeoning, clobbering, cudgeling ( cudgelling), drubbing, hammering, lambasting, licking, pasting, pounding, pummeling ( pummelling), thrashing; flogging, walloping, whip, whipping
bat (noun)
2.
a heavy rigid stick used as a weapon or for punishment
SYNONYMS:
bastinado ( bastinade), bat, baton, billy, billy club, bludgeon, cane, cudgel, nightstick, rod, rung, sap, shillelagh ( shillalah), staff, truncheon, waddy
RELATED WORDS:
blackjack, knobkerrie, mace; birch, crabstick, hickory, rattan, stave, switch; beetle, gavel, hammer, mallet, maul, sledgehammer; crook, crosier ( crozier), walking stick, whangee
bat (verb)
1.
to deliver a blow to (someone or something) usually in a strong vigorous manner
SYNONYMS:
bang, bash, bat, belt, biff, bludgeon, bob, bonk, bop, box, bust, clap, clip, clobber, clock, clout, crack, hammer, knock, nail, paste, pound, punch, rap, slam, slap, slog, slug, smack, smite, sock, strike, swat, swipe, tag, thump, thwack, wallop, whack, whale, zap
RELATED WORDS:
batter, beat, buffet, bung, chop, cuff, drub, lace, lambaste ( lambast), lick, mangle, maul, pelt, pepper, pommel, pummel, rough; scuff; bunt, flick, stroke, tap; bump, butt, jab, jostle, kick, knee, poke, prod, push, shove, stamp; bowl (down over), cream, deck, dump [], fell, floor, knock down, level; rabbit-punch, sucker punch; cane, club, cudgel, flail, flog, lash, sap, slash, sledge, sledgehammer, spear, stab, switch, thrash, whip; bean, brain, conk, skull
bat (verb)
2.
to strike repeatedly
SYNONYMS:
bash, baste, bat, batter, belabor, belt, birch, bludgeon, buffet, bung up, club, curry, do, drub, fib, flog, hammer, hide, lace, lambaste ( lambast), lash, lather, lick, maul, mess (up), paddle, pelt, pommel, pound, pummel, punch out, rough (up), slate, slog, switch, tan, thrash, thresh, thump, tromp, wallop, whale, whip, whop ( whap), whup, work over
RELATED WORDS:
assail, assault, attack, beset, box, bust, chop, clobber, clout, crack, cudgel, cuff, descend (on upon), hit, jump (on), knock, lam, lay on, paste, pounce (on upon), punch, raid, rush, slam, slap, smack, smash, sock, spank, storm, swat, swipe, thwack, whack, wham, whomp; blackjack, cane, cowhide, flagellate, fustigate, horsewhip, leather, pistol-whip, rawhide, scourge, strap; gore, lacerate, wound; maim, mangle, mutilate
bat (verb)
3.
to move about from place to place aimlessly
SYNONYMS:
bat, cruise, drift, float, gad (about), gallivant ( galavant), kick around, knock (about), maunder, meander, mooch, ramble, range, roam, rove, traipse
RELATED WORDS:
amble, saunter, stroll; dawdle, mope; gypsy, hobo, tramp, vagabond; mill (about around); straggle, stray
bat (verb)
to talk about (an issue) usually from various points of view and for the purpose of arriving at a decision or opinion
SYNONYMS:
agitate, argue, bandy, bat (around back and forth), canvass ( canvas), debate, dispute, hash (over out), moot, talk over
RELATED WORDS:
review, speak (about), talk (about); broach, introduce, propound, raise, stir up; forge, hammer out, talk out, thrash (out), wrestle (with); chew over, consider, deliberate, weigh
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