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English definition of “swat”

swat

verb [T]     /swɒt/ US  /swɑːt/ (-tt-)
to hit something, especially an insect, with a flat object or your hand: I swatted the fly with a rolled-up newspaper. He tried to swat the ball too hard, and missed it entirely.figurative These missiles are capable of swatting enemy planes with deadly accuracy.Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain swat     noun [C] He gave the mosquito a swat.Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
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