like a bat out of hell

Definition of like a bat out of hell

informal

  1. :  very quickly Scared, he ran out of the house like a bat out of hell.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a stout solid stick :  club

    :  a sharp blow :  stroke

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

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

    :  to advance (a base runner) by batting

    :  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

    :  flutter

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

hellplay
  1. :  a nether world in which the dead continue to exist :  hades

    :  error, sin

    :  a place or state of misery, torment, or wickedness


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