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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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Her mother, Drea Garcia, said she didn't bat an eye when her daughter said she wanted to learn to skate.
My first-attorney-client was very kind and didn't bat an eye when I said I charge $125/hr.
When the researchers dabbed capsaicin or acid onto the foot pads of the animals, the mice responded by repeatedly licking their paws, while the mole-rats didn't bat an eye.
When NITL President John Ficker called a few months ago and ran his idea for the 2007 winner by me, I didn't bat an eye.
The show runs from March 27-31 at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall and at this late stage most production teams would panic - but choreographer Sarah Hickman didn't bat an eye.