Swat meaning

swŏt
(place) Region in NE Pakistan, on the Indus River: former princely state of India.
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The definition of a swat is a swift, sharp blow.

When a baseball is hit with a bat, this is an example of a swat.

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To swat is to hit and crush something such as an insect with a swift, small blow.

When you hit and crush a fly, this is an example of a time when you swat the fly.

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To strike or hit with a sharp blow.

Swatted a ball into the outfield.

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To strike or try to strike something with a sharp blow.

Swatted at the mosquito.

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A sharp blow or hit.
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To hit with a quick, sharp blow.
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A quick, sharp blow, as with a bat or swatter.
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A special unit of a law enforcement agency, trained to deal with violence, riots, terrorism, etc.
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To beat off, as insects; to bat, strike, or hit.

He swatted the mosquito that was buzzing around in his bedroom.

The cat swatted at the feather.

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A hard stroke, hit or blow, e.g., as part of a spanking.
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Origin of swat

  • Alteration of squat to squash (obsolete and dialectal)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition