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swat

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or swot

[ swot ]
/ swɒt /
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verb (used with object), swat·ted, swat·ting.
to hit; slap; smack.
Baseball. to hit (a ball) powerfully, usually for a long distance.
noun
a smart blow; slap; smack.
Baseball. a powerfully hit ball.
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Origin of swat

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

Other definitions for swat (2 of 5)

swat2
[ swot ]
/ swɒt /

verb Dialect.
simple past tense and past participle of sweat.

Other definitions for swat (3 of 5)

swat3
[ swot ]
/ swɒt /
British Slang.

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

Other definitions for swat (4 of 5)

Swat
[ swaht ]
/ swɑt /

noun
a former princely state in NW India: now a part of Pakistan.
Also Swati. a Muslim inhabitant of Swat.

Other definitions for swat (5 of 5)

SWAT

or S.W.A.T.

[ swot ]
/ swɒt /

noun
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.
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

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) /

verb swats, swatting or swatted (tr)
to strike or hit sharplyto swat a fly
noun
another word (esp Brit) for swatter (def. 1)
a sharp or violent blow
Also called: swot

Word Origin for swat

C17: northern English dialect and US variant of squat

British Dictionary definitions for swat (2 of 4)

swat2
/ (swɒt) /

verb, noun swats, swatting or swatted
a variant of swot 1

British Dictionary definitions for swat (3 of 4)

Swat
/ (swɒt) /

noun
a former princely state of NW India: passed to Pakistan in 1947
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
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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