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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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companies, don't bat an eye these days when they can buy companies at the right price--even if it means crossing international borders.
Tourists generally don't bat an eye when asked to pay $10 for a small slice of cheese from their homeland, just as they would buy one of those ridiculous Statuettes of Liberty that are manufactured in Taiwan.
But we don't bat an eye at getting 15,000 letters to Congress in a week," he says, referring to the flood of mail they generated recently in support of the California Desert Protection Act.
He completed both challenges with aplomb - apparently the Irish don't bat an eye about giving a lift to a fridge - and the result was two cracking reads.