bat

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbæt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bæt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bat)


Inflections of 'bat' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
bats
v 3rd person singular
batting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
batted
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
batted
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

bat

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [baseball, cricket] bat
  2. hit [him, it, the window, her car] with a (baseball) bat
  3. assaulted her with a (baseball) bat
  4. beat him up with a (baseball) bat
  5. swung his bat [at, towards, around]
  6. a hand-turned (baseball) bat
  7. a [professional, recreational, signed] (baseball) bat
  8. had his (baseball) bat [signed, autographed, personalized]
  9. The player broke his bat (when he hit the ball).
  10. got a bat and ball for [Christmas, her birthday]
  11. The [home, visiting] team is at bat.
  12. a [vampire, fruit] bat
  13. got [bitten, attacked] by a bat
  14. There is a bat living in the [attic, garage].
  15. The bats flew out of the [cave, tree, bell tower].
  16. The bats were hunting [bugs, mosquitos, flies].
  17. a bat's wings
  18. idiom: asked me right off the bat
  19. idiom: is as blind as a bat
  20. idiom: like a bat out of hell
v
  1. batted [first, well]
  2. bat for the [United States, Yankees]
  3. up next to bat
  4. bat for the winning [team, side]
  5. he bats for the [other, opposite, opposing] team
  6. bat a [high, good] average
  7. batted it out of the [way, park]
  8. bat the ball
  9. bat [an idea, a concept, a proposal] around
  10. bat [a fly, the pests] away
  11. bat at a [toy, fly]
  12. batted her [eyes, eyelashes] (at him)
n as adj
  1. in a bat cave
  2. a bat [sanctuary, rescue center]
  3. bat wings
  4. sports: is a bat boy
  5. sports: in his bat bag
  6. computing: [access, open, run] a BAT file
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