swat

1

or swot

[ swot ]
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verb (used with object),swat·ted, swat·ting.
  1. to hit; slap; smack.

  2. Baseball. to hit (a ball) powerfully, usually for a long distance.

noun
  1. a smart blow; slap; smack.

  2. Baseball. a powerfully hit ball.

Origin of swat

1
First recorded in 1615–25; originally variant of squat

Other definitions for swat (2 of 5)

swat2
[ swot ]

verbDialect.
  1. simple past tense and past participle of sweat.

Other definitions for swat (3 of 5)

swat3
[ swot ]

verb (used without object), nounswat·ted, swat·ting,

Other definitions for Swat (4 of 5)

Swat
[ swaht ]

noun
  1. a former princely state in NW India: now a part of Pakistan.

  2. Also Swati. a Muslim inhabitant of Swat.

Other definitions for SWAT (5 of 5)

SWAT

or S.W.A.T.

[ swot ]

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),swat·ted or SWAT·ted, swat·ting or SWAT·ting.
  1. Usually swat . to cause a SWAT team to be deployed on (an unsuspecting victim, especially a public figure or someone prominent on social media) by falsifying a threat, often as a punishment or retaliation: His plan was to swat other gamers during their streaming broadcasts so everyone would see it happen.The film’s director was swatted when the sequel disappointed fans.

Origin of SWAT

5
First recorded in 1965–70; acronym from S(pecial) W(eapons) a(nd) T(actics)

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British Dictionary definitions for swat (1 of 4)

swat1

/ (swɒt) /


verbswats, swatting or swatted (tr)
  1. to strike or hit sharply: to swat a fly

noun
  1. another word (esp Brit) for swatter (def. 1)

  2. a sharp or violent blow

Origin of swat

1
C17: northern English dialect and US variant of squat
  • Also called: swot

British Dictionary definitions for swat (2 of 4)

swat2

/ (swɒt) /


verb, nounswats, swatting or swatted
  1. a variant of swot 1

British Dictionary definitions for Swat (3 of 4)

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)

British Dictionary definitions for SWAT (4 of 4)

SWAT

/ (swɒt) /


n acronym for
  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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