bat

bat
bat1 [bat]
n.
[ME < OE batt, cudgel (prob. < Welsh bat < IE base * bhat-, to strike) & < OFr batte, pestle < battre,BATTER1]
1. any stout club, stick, or cudgel
2. a club used to strike the ball in baseball and cricket
3. a ping-pong paddle, squash racket, etc.
4. a turn at batting, as in baseball: see also AT-BAT
5. Brit. a batsman at cricket
6. [usually pl.] cotton batting, esp. of an inferior quality; batt
7. the whip used by a jockey
8. Informal a blow or hit
9. Slang a drinking bout; spree
10. [Brit. Informal] fast pace; speed
11. Ceramics a plaster disk on which the clay is based in modeling
vt.
batted, batting
1. to strike with or as with a bat
2. to have a batting average of: see BATTING AVERAGE
vi.
1. to use a bat [to bat left-handed]
2. to take a turn at batting [to bat third in the lineup]
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☆ at bat
Baseball taking a turn at batting: see also AT-BAT
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☆ bat around Slang
1. to travel or roam about
2. to consider or discuss (an idea, plan, etc.) freely and informally
3. Baseball to have all the batters in the lineup come to bat in a single inning
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☆ bat out
Slang to create or compose quickly or hastily
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☆ go to bat for
Informal to intervene on behalf of; defend
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☆ right off the bat or off the bat
Informal immediately
bat2 [bat]
n.
[altered < ME bakke < Scand, as in OSwed backa]
any of an order (Chiroptera) of furry, nocturnal flying mammals having membranous wings and navigating by echolocation; chiropter: various bats feed on insects, nectar, fruit, flesh, or blood
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blind as a bat
quite blind
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☆ have bats in the belfry or have bats in one's belfry
Slang to be insane; have crazy notions
bat3 [bat]
vt.
batted, batting [ME baten, to flap (wings) < OFr battre, BATTER1]
Informal to wink; blink; flutter
to wink; blink; flutter
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☆ not bat an eye or not bat an eyelash
Informal not show surprise

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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