go to bat

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of go to bat

baseball
: to be the player or team that is batting
  • The visiting team goes to bat first.

Word by Word Definitions

go play
  1. : to move on a course : proceed — compare stop

  2. : to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied : leave, depart

  3. : to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. : the act or manner of going

  2. : the height of fashion : rage

  3. : an often unexpected turn of affairs : occurrence

  1. : functioning properly : being in good and ready condition

  1. : a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board

bat play
  1. : a stout solid stick : club

  2. : a sharp blow : stroke

  3. : a usually wooden implement used for hitting the ball in various games

  1. : to strike or hit with or as if with a bat

  2. : to advance (a base runner) by batting

  3. : to have a batting average of

  1. : 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

  1. : to wink especially in surprise or emotion


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