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Synonyms for bunt

(baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat

disease of wheat characterized by replacement of the grains with greasy masses of smelly smut spores

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similar to Tilletia caries

fungus that destroys kernels of wheat by replacing them with greasy masses of smelly spores

hit a ball in such a way so as to make it go a short distance

to strike, thrust or shove against


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If the test results indicate a sample might be Karnal bunt, officials go back and look for bunted wheat seeds," says Palm.
Tracy said Izturis bunted on his own, which is understandable given that he now has two hits in his past 38 at-bats.
The ball will likely be bunted too hard, enabling the fielder to get to it quickly.
Once the hitter has bunted the ball, he should clearly understand that once he is safe at first base, his job is done.
Eckstein bunted toward third base, but the third baseman Perry broke back to cover third and by the time Irabu picked the ball up Eckstein easily beat it out.
I bunted in Japan but at the same time I feel in these situations when I have to get the bunt down and because I have to get the bunt down I haven't been doing so well,'' Ishii said.
The sign was taken off, but he made a third attempt and bunted it foul, resulting in a strikeout.
The interpretation of that code came into play recently when Ben Davis of the San Diego Padres bunted for a base hit against Arizona's Curt Schilling, who had a perfect game in the eighth inning.
That's the first time I've ever bunted,'' said Williams, who executed the sacrifice bunt to send P.
I didn't foul the ball, I bunted right through the pitch,'' he said.
Otis Nixon bunted home Young on the fourth-inning squeeze - and still beat the throw to first.
I could have bunted (twice),'' Burleson said after his team's 3-2 win over Lake Elsinore on Tuesday.
Karros, who had 105 RBI last season and 29 through about one-third of this season, has not sacrifice bunted in his big-league career.