AskDefine | Define swat

Dictionary Definition

swat n : a sharp blow v : hit swiftly with a violent blow; "Swat flies" [also: swatting, swatted]

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English

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. (transitive or intransitive) to beat off, as insects; to bat, strike, or hit.
    He swatted the mosquito that was buzzing around in his bedroom.
    The cat swatted at the feather.

Translations

to beat off, as insects; to bat, strike, or hit

Noun

  1. a hard stroke, hit or blow, e.g., as part of a spanking.
  2. the exchange, in turns, of swats, usually with a paddle and o the (sometimes bared) buttocks, either as a macho dare or imposed as a 'self-inflicted' corporal punishment or as part of a fraternity-type hazing.

Translations

a hard stroke, hit or blow, e.g., as part of a spanking
the exchange, in turns, of swats

See also

Old English

Etymology

From Germanic *swait-, from Indo-European *swoid-.
Cognate with Old Saxon swêt (Dutch zweet), Old High German sweiz (German Schweiß ‘sweat’), Old Norse sveiti ‘sweat, blood’ (Swedish svett, Danish sved). The IE root also gave Latin sudor.

Pronunciation

  • /swa:t/

Noun

swāt m
  1. blood

Extensive Definition

Swat or SWAT may refer to:

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See also

swat in French: SWAT
swat in Korean: 스와트
swat in Italian: Swat
swat in Norwegian: SWAT (andre betydninger)
swat in Polish: Swat (ujednoznacznienie)
swat in Slovenian: SWAT

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bang, bash, bat, beating, belt, biff, blow, bonk, chop, clap, clip, clobber, clout, clump, coldcock, conk, crack, cut, dash, deal, deal a blow, deck, dig, dint, drub, drubbing, drumming, fetch, fetch a blow, fusillade, hit, hit a clip, jab, knock, knock cold, knock down, knock out, let have it, lick, paste, pelt, plunk, poke, pound, punch, rap, slam, slog, slug, smack, smash, smite, snap, soak, sock, strike, strike at, stroke, swing, swipe, tattoo, thump, thwack, wallop, whack, wham, whop, wipe, yerk
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