verb (used with object), swat·ted, swat·ting.
Origin of swat1
Definition for swat (2 of 5)
Definition for swat (3 of 5)
verb (used without object), swat·ted, swat·ting, noun
Definition for swat (4 of 5)
Definition for swat (5 of 5)
verb (used with or without object), swat·ted, swat·ting.
Origin of SWAT
Examples from the Web for swat
Hence the SWAT teams and armored trucks surrounding his house.
Time was suspended as the world watched and waited for news about the young, brave girl from the Swat Valley.Promoting Girls’ Education Isn’t Enough: Malala Can Do More|Paula Kweskin|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
SWAT teams from larger cities like Manchester and Nashua showed up early, Taylor said.Frat Culture Clashes With Riot Police at Keene, N.H., Pumpkin Festival|Melanie Plenda|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You were also in SWAT early on, which has the most ridiculous plot ever.Jeremy Renner Opens Up About Marriage, His Problems with the Media, and the Future of Hawk-Eye|Marlow Stern|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hoech approached the line of police and SWAT vehicles in his sedan late Tuesday, turned around, and parked.'Go Ahead and Shoot Me': The Veteran Who Defied Ferguson's Cops|Justin Glawe|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Among Pathans it is a common saying: "Swat is heaven, but the Swatis are hell-fiends."
"We'll more than swat him," Mr. Ellsworth said, and I could see by the look in his eye that he meant business.Roy Blakeley|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
The mosque in which he taught is the holiest place in all Swat, and miracles are daily wrought there.Golden Days for Boys and Girls|Various
Swat, in spite of its recent punishment, would have stirred ominously.
Here it crosses the Swat River by the fine suspension bridge which the fort guards.
British Dictionary definitions for swat (1 of 4)
verb swats, swatting or swatted (tr)
Word Origin for swat
British Dictionary definitions for swat (2 of 4)
verb, noun swats, swatting or swatted
British Dictionary definitions for swat (3 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for swat (4 of 4)
n acronym for
Word Origin and History for swat
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.