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swat

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transitive verb \ˈswät\

Simple Definition of swat

  • : to hit (someone or something) with a quick motion

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of swat

swatted

swatting

  1. :  to hit with a sharp slapping blow usually with an instrument (as a bat or flyswatter) <swatted the ball for a home run>

Examples of swat in a sentence

  1. She swatted the fly with a magazine.

  2. The cat was swatting the injured mouse with its paw.

  3. He swatted the tennis ball out of bounds.



Origin and Etymology of swat

English dialect, to squat, alteration of English squat


First Known Use: circa 1796


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swat

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Definition of swat

  1. 1 :  a powerful or crushing blow

  2. 2 :  a long hit in baseball; especially :  home run



Examples of swat in a sentence

  1. <the impatient toddler got a swat on his wrist for stepping into the street by himself>



Circa 1800

First Known Use of swat

circa 1800


SWAT

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noun, often attributive \ˈswät\

Simple Definition of SWAT

  • : a police or military unit that is specially trained to handle very dangerous situations

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of SWAT

  1. :  a police or military unit specially trained and equipped to handle unusually hazardous situations or missions

Origin and Etymology of swat

special weapons and tactics


First Known Use: 1968


Swat

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geographical name \ˈswät\

Definition of Swat

  1. river 400 miles (644 kilometers) Pakistan flowing into Kabul River




SWAT Defined for Kids

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swat

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verb \ˈswät\

Definition of swat for Students

swatted

swatting

  1. :  to hit with a quick hard blow <I swatted a fly.>




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swat

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noun

Definition of swat for Students

  1. :  a hard blow




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