bat

bat
bat1 S3 [bæt] n
[Sense: 1,5-7; Date: 1500-1600; Origin: back 'bat' (14-16 centuries), probably from a Scandinavian language.]
[Sense: 2-4; Origin: Old English batt]
1.) a small animal like a mouse with wings that flies around at night
→↑fruit bat
2.)
a) a long wooden stick with a special shape that is used in some sports and games
a baseball bat
a cricket bat
b) BrE a round flat piece of wood with a handle, used to hit a ball in ↑table tennis
American Equivalent: paddle
3.) be at bat
to be the person who is trying to hit the ball in a game of ↑baseball
4.) do sth off your own bat
BrE informal to do something without being told to do it
She went to see a solicitor off her own bat.
5.) do sth right off the bat
AmE informal to do something immediately
He said yes right off the bat.
6.) like a bat out of hell informal
very fast
I drove like a bat out of hell to the hospital.
7.) old bat
spoken an unpleasant old woman
as blind as a bat atblind1 (1c)
bat 2
bat2 v past tense and past participle batted present participle batting
[Sense: 1, 4-5; Date: 1400-1500; Origin: BAT12]
[Sense: 2-3; Date: 1800-1900; Origin: Probably from bate 'to beat the wings' (13-20 centuries), from Old French batre 'to hit']
1.) [I and T]
to hit the ball with a bat in ↑cricket or ↑baseball
2.) not bat an eye/eyelid informal
to not seem to be shocked, surprised, or embarrassed
They started talking about sex, but she didn't bat an eyelid.
3.) bat your eyes/eyelashes
if a woman bats her eyes, she opens and closes them several times quickly in order to look attractive to men
4.) go to bat for sb
AmE informal to help and support someone
5.) be batting a thousand
AmE informal to be very successful
She's been batting a thousand ever since she got that new job.
bat around [bat sth<=>around] phr v
to discuss various ideas or suggestions

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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