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Synonyms for bat


Synonyms for bat

to open and close the eyes rapidly

Synonyms for bat

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

(baseball) a turn trying to get a hit

a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash

the club used in playing cricket

a club used for hitting a ball in various games

strike with, or as if with a baseball bat

wink briefly

have a turn at bat

use a bat

beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight

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Tiny, batlike flying machines that could make tight turns in small spaces would also be helpful during emergencies, such as fires, earthquakes, or volcanic eruptions, to rescue people from tight, collapsed spaces or perform other tasks.
The film's subjects are amplified both in time and scale: The lightbulb seems a planet, the moth swooping slowly across its face, a batlike giant.
In a room of batlike Lamborghinis, a million-dollar ride and cars that crack 60 mph in less time than it takes to read the words ``speeding ticket,'' Andrew Stuart's cheap car sells for $190,000.
LEARNING THE WORLD | KEN MACLEOD: The genetically modified crew of a starship discovers a star system inhabited by batlike people in the midst of an industrial revolution.
Then, it happens: While you're in a salad bar line at an outdoor fiesta, a batlike moth flutters around, then lands, in the ranch dressing.
Recurring characters are the strange and spooky Elliots, who live in a Victorian castle--the batlike Uncle Einar, Grand Mere the mummy, and Cecy, who can journey through dreams.
In A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the bat is associated with the awakening of self-awareness: "a batlike soul waking to the consciousness of itself in darkness and secrecy.
It takes a batlike ear to give this kind of language life and character: in the first case, the character of a benign and skeptical 60-year-old barber, totally comfortable in his idiom; in the second, that of a half-crazed young man with culturally nostalgic outlaw fantasies.
Suddenly, the Air Force bomber best known for its batlike profile, exorbitant price tag, and difficulty flying in the rain was gaining a reputation as the weapon of the future.