verb (used with object), swat·ted, swat·ting.
Origin of swat1
verb (used without object), swat·ted, swat·ting, noun
verb (used with or without object), swat·ted, swat·ting.
Origin of SWAT
Examples from the Web for swat
Contemporary Examples of swat
Hence the SWAT teams and armored trucks surrounding his house.Hunt for Iraq Vet After Killing Spree
December 16, 2014
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
December 9, 2014
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
October 19, 2014
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
September 29, 2014
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
August 13, 2014
Historical Examples of swat
He professed to be a successor of the great Akhund of Swat, and to have inherited his powers.Through Three Campaigns
G. A. Henty
It's like trying to swat a fly to come down on you at the right minute.
I have told you that an elephant can "swat" the flies with a bough which he holds in his trunk.The Wonders of the Jungle
Prince Sarath Ghosh
At school, he is a "smug" or a "swat," while the Red-blood is captain of the Eleven.Appearances
Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
Let Swat bury the great AhkoondWith a noise of mourning and of lamentation!The Book of Humorous Verse
verb swats, swatting or swatted (tr)
Word Origin for swat
verb, noun swats, swatting or swatted
n acronym for
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.