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bat

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

2 a heavy rigid stick used as a weapon or for punishment
  • riot policemen armed with bats and tear gas

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bat

verb

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1 to deliver a blow to (someone or something) usually in a strong vigorous manner
  • batted the lamp off the table with one strike

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3 to move about from place to place aimlessly
  • on Sunday afternoons we'd pile into Father's car and bat around the countryside

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The first known use of bat was before the 12th century

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“Bat.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bat. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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