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batnoun [C]

uk   us   /bæt/

bat noun [C] (STICK)

A1 a specially shaped piece of wood used for hitting the ball in some games: a baseball/cricket/rounders/table tennis bat
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bat noun [C] (ANIMAL)

B1 a small animal like a mouse with wings that flies at night

batverb

uk   us   /bæt/ (-tt-)

bat verb (EYELASHES)

[T] (especially of women) to open and close your eyes quickly several times, especially to attract attention or admiration: She smiled and batted her eyelashes at him.

bat verb (BALL)

[I or T] to try to hit a ball with a bat: He batted the ball high into the air. Jones will be the first to bat.
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