bat out

verb
batted out; batting out; bats out

Definition of bat out

transitive verb

: to compose especially in a casual, careless, or hurried manner batted out a first draft of the memo

First Known Use of bat out

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bat out was in 1941

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“Bat out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bats%20out. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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