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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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A number of prominent members of the Bunts community from India will also be flown in and felicitated for their contribution to the community down the years.
IF WE are what we eat, then Mangalore and Udupi's Bunts must have something beautiful in their food to be able to produce an Aishwarya Rai and a Shilpa Shetty.
Knowing how to bunt - sacrifice, drag bunt for a base hit, suicide squeeze, safety squeeze - and executing it properly can make a big difference in determining if a team is going to come out on top of a one- or two-run ballgame.
The author explains the circumstances that led the Bunts to become rich and powerful.
Beane further believes that the bunt and the stolen base do not statistically pay off in the big leagues.
His chance at that distinction could hinge on how he bunts on the road, where few infields deaden the ball for bunters as well as the thick grass at Detroit's Comerica Park.
This is especially true with microscopic organisms such as Tilletia indica, a fungus that causes the disease called Karnal bunt in wheat.
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The New York offense consisted largely of three sacrifice bunts, each of which led to a run; two bunt singles, both of which led to runs; two run-scoring groundouts; five stolen bases, two of them without so much as drawing a throw; and a 4-for-5 performance by Mets shortstop Jose Reyes, one of the fastest men in baseball.
Teams simply take turns bunting: Player 1 from Team A bunts, then Player 1 from Team B, Player 2 from Team A, and so on.
The Angels tried twice to lay down sacrifice bunts and failed twice in Wednesday's Game 2, Jose Molina bunting into a forceout, Chone Figgins popping up a bunt, David Eckstein fouling off two bunt tries before driving a single.
Or you can choose to drop a few bunts down the third base line.
Williams has been working on laying down bunts with Aldrete and hitting coach Damon Mashore all season, and he has gone from being a mediocre bunter at the start the season to one of the league's best.
Vital: The bunts must be good bunts that will advance the runner, not half-hearted attempts that will go foul.
Krishnananda Hegdee[degrees]as narrative takes the reader back to an era when the Bunts were struggling to come out of the medieval mindset and set foot on the threshold of modernity.