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batnoun [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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batverb

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
(Definition of bat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"bat" in British English

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batnoun [C]

uk   /bæt/ us   /bæt/

batverb

uk   /bæt/ us   /bæt/ -tt-
(Definition of bat from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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