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swat1

or swot

[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.
Origin of swat1
1790-1800
First recorded in 1790-1800; orig. variant of squat

swat2

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

swat3

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

SWAT

or S.W.A.T

[swot] /swɒt/
noun
1.
a special section of some law enforcement agencies trained and equipped to deal with especially dangerous or violent situations, as when hostages are being held (often used attributively):
a SWAT team.
verb (used with or without object), swatted, swatting.
2.
Usually, swat. (especially among online video gamers) to cause a SWAT team to be deployed on (an unsuspecting victim) by falsifying a threat, often as a punishment or retaliation: The prankster planned to swat other gamers during their streaming broadcasts so everyone would see it happen.
Several members of the development team were swatted when the game expansion disappointed fans.
Origin
S(pecial) W(eapons) a(nd) T(actics)
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Examples from the Web for swatting
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  • But it wasn't for the want of swatting, for it was just that that put the fellows' backs up.

    That Scholarship Boy Emma Leslie
  • He let out that Myler was on the beer to run up the odds and he swatting all the time.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • And there is the Hindustani too, and the other lingo you have been swatting at.

    Jones of the 64th

    F. S. (Frederick Sadleir) Brereton
  • Then came your swatting at Hindustani, the remarks made about it, and the fight.

    Jones of the 64th

    F. S. (Frederick Sadleir) Brereton
  • That, if the phrase may be pardoned, is swatting a butterfly with a sledge-hammer!

    She Stands Accused Victor MacClure
  • I deserved the 'swatting' more than Babs did, for she was only four and I was eight.

    The Girl from Arizona

    Nina Rhoades
British Dictionary definitions for swatting

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

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
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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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for swatting

swat

verb

To strike; hit: He spoke up and got swatted for it (1796+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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