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Aug 12 2019

The swat




The swat
Swat definition is – to hit with a sharp slapping blow usually with an instrument (such as a bat or flyswatter). How to use swat in a sentence.



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Synonyms for swat

Synonyms: Verb (1)

Synonyms: Noun (1)

Examples of swat in a Sentence

Quotes–> Extra Examples–> She swatted the fly with a magazine. The cat was swatting the injured mouse with its paw. He swatted the tennis ball out of bounds. Pilot citations–>

Quotes–> Extra Examples–> the impatient toddler got a swat on his wrist for stepping into the street by himself Pilot citations–>

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Major leaguers are on pace to swat 6,592 homers this season, smashing the record of 6,105 set just two years ago. — Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, “Baseball’s whole new ballgame: Strikeouts, home runs and growing concerns,” 23 June 2019 Tyreke Evans, Grizzlies The Grizzlies stood firm at the deadline as suitors swirled around Evans, swatting down offers for second-round picks and underwhelming prospects. — Rob Mahoney, SI.com, “Joe Johnson, Tyreke Evans and the NBA Buyout Market,” 9 Feb. 2018 That distinction belongs to Dickerson, who swatted 24 home runs during his sophomore season in 2010 en route to winning the Big 10 Conference’s Triple Crown. — Kerry Crowley, The Mercury News, “Five things to know about new Giants outfielder, sudden standout Alex Dickerson,” 23 June 2019 A decade ago, these industry titans saw in Elon Musk just another gnat to be swatted aside like so many who had come before. — Eric Berger, Ars Technica, “Inside the eight desperate weeks that saved SpaceX from ruin,” 21 Sep. 2018 On Friday, a middle school student opened fire inside an Indiana classroom, wounding a classmate and a teacher, who swatted the gun out of his hand. — Kristine Phillips, Washington Post, “Bystanders killed a gunman who fired into a restaurant. The NRA praised good guys with guns.,” 26 May 2018 As the Warriors prepared Saturday to try to wrap up their first-round playoff series against the Spurs on Sunday afternoon, Kerr talked about how the Spurs are more than another pesky foe to be swatted aside on the road to glory. — Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, “In San Antonio, the Spurs are like family,” 21 Apr. 2018 Perry’s ability to keep his man in front of him helped Louisville’s shot blockers, who swatted seven attempts in the opening half. — Jeff Greer, The Courier-Journal, “Louisville advances to ACC quarterfinals with win over Florida State,” 7 Mar. 2018 But Kleber is already the kind of big who can stabilize a defense in rotation, swatting enough shots to make opponents reconsider their drives. — Rob Mahoney, SI.com, “NBA Free Agency 2019: Top 50 Players Available,” 24 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

When asked which swat was the most important, Ibaka couldn’t quite answer. — Sean Gregory/oakland, Time, “The Toronto Raptors Respond to Stephen Curry’s Onslaught, Over and Over,” 6 June 2019 Finch was not the intended target of the swat, and lived at an old address for Gaskill. — Washington Post, “Feds charge California man, 2 gamers in deadly hoax call,” 23 May 2018 Sultans of swat Kaylad Owings went 4-for-4 with five RBIs in the Bagdad Sultans’ 6-5 walk-off win Monday over Glendale Joy Christian. — Richard Obert, azcentral, “High school baseball roundup: Skaugrud brothers lead Sandra Day O’Connor win,” 18 Apr. 2018 The swat led to a transition opportunity, with Stephen Curry picking up a costly third foul trying to get back on defense. — Chris Fedor, cleveland.com, “LeBron James blocks Kevin Durant’s driving layup attempt (video),” 16 Jan. 2018 However, events spiralled out of control, with two of Barriss’ teammates, Casey Viner and Shane Gaskill, becoming involved in the swat that led to Finch’s death. — Jon Porter, The Verge, “California man pleads guilty to fatal swatting and FCC bomb threat,” 14 Nov. 2018 And although there may be some rationale to a dispassionate swat, what parents and caregivers didn’t understand was what was happening to the child’s brain, especially when the small spank turned into a beating or whipping. — Meghan Leahy, chicagotribune.com, “I don’t want to spank my sassy 4-year-old. What should I do instead?,” 5 July 2018 The teams put on a lively show, trading ice hockey-style fast breaks, sneaky steals, and explosive backhand swats. — Anthony Flint, BostonGlobe.com, “For an otherworldly splurge, beach polo at the Ocean House,” 16 May 2018 In many cultures, a swat on the bottom of a child who had stepped out of line was often enough. — Meghan Leahy, chicagotribune.com, “I don’t want to spank my sassy 4-year-old. What should I do instead?,” 5 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word ‘swat.’ Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of swat

circa 1796, in the meaning defined above

circa 1800, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The swat

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