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bat

noun [C]  us   /bæt/

bat noun [C] (STICK)

a specially shaped stick of wood or metal, used for hitting the ball esp. in baseball

bat noun [C] (ANIMAL)

a small, flying animal with big ears and wings of skin
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bat

verb  us   /bæt/ (-tt-)

bat verb (USE BAT)

[I/T] to use a bat to hit the ball, esp. in baseball [I/T] If you bat at something, you hit it lightly:

bat verb (MOVE EYE)

[T] to open and close your eyes quickly several times, esp. to attract attention or admiration
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