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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

References in classic literature ?
For a time it seemed as if the bats would fairly overwhelm the camp, so many of them were there.
"These vampire bats sometimes depopulate a whole village."
"These vampire bats fly from place to place in great swarms, and they are so large and blood-thirsty that a few of them can kill a horse or an ox in a short time by sucking its blood.
After breakfast, while the Indians were making ready the canoes, Professor Bumper, who, in a previous visit to Central America, had become interested in the subject, made a brief examination of some of the dead bats. They were exceptionally large, some almost as big as hawks.
Though if a sufficient number of these bats attacked a man at the same time, he would have small chance to escape alive.
The Indians seemed glad to leave the "place of the bats," as they called the camp site.
"Of course I do," said Tom; "didn't I hate spending two hours in the afternoon grubbing in the tough dirt with the stump of a fives bat? But turf-cart was good fun enough."
It is over now, and Jack walks swaggering about his wicket, with his bat over his shoulder, while Mr.
So they leave the island and go to the tent; and after deep consultation, Arthur is sent in, and goes off to the wicket with a last exhortation from Tom to play steady and keep his bat straight.
Winter and Johnson carry out their bats, and, it being a one day's match, the Lord's men are declared the winners, they having scored the most in the first innings.
The department also puts up bat boxes in abandoned houses and tunnels in the Paphos forest to create a habitat for the mammals.
Tallahassee Pest Professionals Spread Awareness About Seasonal Wildlife Laws and Encourage Local Homeowners to Prevent Bat Entry
The bat managed to work its way onto a flight the budget airline had scheduled for 6 a.m.
The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), along with local health departments across the state, is reminding the public about the potential for rabies exposure from contact with bats and other wildlife.
In 75% of observations, a single gray bat was detected on the bridge.