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swat1

[swot] /swɒt/
verb (used with object), swatted, swatting.
1.
to hit; slap; smack.
2.
Baseball. to hit (a ball) powerfully, usually for a long distance.
noun
3.
a smart blow; slap; smack.
4.
Baseball. a powerfully hit ball.
Also, swot.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; orig. variant of squat

swat2

[swot] /swɒt/
verb, Dialect
1.
simple past tense and past participle of sweat.

swat3

[swot] /swɒt/
verb (used without object), swatted, swatting, noun
1.
swot2 .
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British Dictionary definitions for swatting

swat1

/swɒt/
verb (transitive) swats, swatting, swatted
1.
to strike or hit sharply: to swat a fly
noun
2.
another word (esp Brit) for swatter (sense 1)
3.
a sharp or violent blow
Also called swot
Word Origin
C17: northern English dialect and US variant of squat

swat2

/swɒt/
verb, noun swats, swatting, swatted
1.
a variant of swot1

Swat

/swɒt/
noun
1.
a former princely state of NW India: passed to Pakistan in 1947
2.
a river in Pakistan, rising in the north and flowing south to the Kabul River north of Peshawar. Length: about 640 km (400 miles)

SWAT

/swɒt/
noun acronym
1.
Special Weapons and Tactics: a military-like unit within the US police force, trained to deal with specially dangerous situations, such as hostage-taking and riots
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Word Origin and History for swatting

swat

v.

1796, American English and northern England dialect word, possibly an alteration of Middle English swap "to strike, smite" (see swap), ultimately of imitative origin. Related: Swatted; swatting. The noun is recorded from 1800.

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Slang definitions & phrases for swatting

swap notes

verb phrase

To exchange information: I thought we might be swapping notes on that by now (1970s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for swatting

SWAT

  1. special weapons and tactics
  2. special weapons attack team
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