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Synonyms for bat

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bat, chiropteran(noun)

    nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate

    cricket bat, chiropteran, squash racket, at-bat, squash racquet

  2. bat, at-bat(noun)

    (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit

    "he was at bat when it happened"; "he got four hits in four at-bats"

    cricket bat, chiropteran, squash racket, at-bat, squash racquet

  3. squash racket, squash racquet, bat(noun)

    a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash

    cricket bat, chiropteran, squash racket, at-bat, squash racquet

  4. cricket bat, bat(noun)

    the club used in playing cricket

    "a cricket bat has a narrow handle and a broad flat end for hitting"

    cricket bat, chiropteran, squash racket, at-bat, squash racquet

  5. bat(verb)

    a club used for hitting a ball in various games

    cricket bat, chiropteran, squash racket, at-bat, squash racquet

  6. bat(verb)

    strike with, or as if with a baseball bat

    "bat the ball"

    clobber, thrash, lick, drub, flutter, cream

  7. bat, flutter(verb)

    wink briefly

    "bat one's eyelids"

    flit, waver, drub, cream, flicker, dart, lick, thrash, fleet, flutter, quiver, palpitate, flitter, clobber

  8. bat(verb)

    have a turn at bat

    "Jones bats first, followed by Martinez"

    clobber, thrash, lick, drub, flutter, cream

  9. bat(verb)

    use a bat

    "Who's batting?"

    clobber, thrash, lick, drub, flutter, cream

  10. cream, bat, clobber, drub, thrash, lick(verb)

    beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight

    "We licked the other team on Sunday!"

    jactitate, clobber, puzzle out, toss, drub, thrash, solve, work, skim off, convulse, slam, slash, thrash about, mosh, lick, work out, flutter, slam dance, lap, baste, cream, batter, lap up, skim, thresh, cream off, figure out, thresh about, flail, lam


  1. bat(2)

    kip, stick, kylie, lannet

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bat(n)

    club, cudgel, brickbat, cheiropter, vampire, racket, (Slang) blow, stroke, buffet, (Slang) spree, jollification

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    mtd, bats, batting, tba, taos, mte, nrt, stick, tds, tao, beat, wallop, tab, mole, thrash, witch

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. BAT

    Bivalirudin Angioplasty Trial

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  1. Peter Daszak:

    The new coronavirus matched a sample taken from a horseshoe bat in a cave in Yunnan in 2013, it was 96.2 % identical.

  2. Shi Zhengli:

    The unknown viruses that we have discovered are actually just the tip of the iceberg, if we want to protect humans from viruses or avoid a second outbreak of new infectious diseases, we must go in advance to learn of these unknown viruses carried by wild animals in nature and then give early warnings. If we dont study [ the viruses ], there will possibly be another outbreak, she added. Shi Zhengli is seen inside the P4 laboratory in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, on February 23, 2017. ( AFP via Getty Images) A renowned virologist, Shi is best known for her work with bat coronaviruses at her lab at the Wuhan Institute of Virology( WIV). She discovered the natural bat reservoir for the SARS pathogen that spread in southern China from 2002 to 2003. Rumors in mid-April claimed that Shi had been.

  3. Officer Rachel McGuire:

    Apparently a broken bat went into the stands, she was taken to Beth Israel Medical Center with what appear to be life-threatening injuries.

  4. Jeremy Ben-Ami:

    It's kind of like saying, you've got a baseball batter who's in a slump and so -- what they've been doing -- they look at the videotape and instead of like doing a better swing, they just start hitting the umpire with the bat. Yeah, doing something different -- but it has to make sense what you're doing, i don't think anybody who's been involved with this will say what we did worked... but that doesn't mean that this is the right approach.

  5. Fox Sports:

    Before the start of the bottom of the fourth inning ... a rare electronics failure caused both the primary and backup generators inside the Fox Sports production compound to lose power, the issue was immediately addressed, although it resulted in the audience missing one at-bat during the time needed to switch to (the) international feed, powered by a different generator on site.

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