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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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If your contractor is properly licensed, and your complaint legitimate, the DCA can go to bat for you, reminding the contractor of his obligations under the law and achieving a settlement for you.
Don't be afraid to go to bat for the deal you really want--even if it is more than you realistically expect to achieve.
He was quick to go to bat for the avant-garde, whose art he often defended simply by employing a little reasonableness.
To get reinventing-government guru David Osborne to sign on to the federal reinvention effort, Clinton and Gore had to promise that the recommendations would be presented to Congress as a coherent package and that Clinton would go to bat for them on the Hill.
But there is no one else to go to bat for black men.