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Synonyms for bat

club

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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Holmes recalled that he didn't bat an eye when the doctors proposed an experimental radiation and drug procedure to help boost these cells, even though it had been tested almost solely in mice.
They didn't bat an eye when I brought in an Eddie Bauer pillow I'd been sleeping on for three weeks.
Elizabeth ran out and Jack ran off, but Loretta didn't bat an eye - I guess it wasn't the weirdest thing that had ever been said to her.
I couldn't believe the score, and it was still in the first quarter with all the points that were scored, and they didn't bat an eye.
Gosh (I almost used a profanity), it's been changed on more than one occasion, and conservatives didn't bat an eye.