bat

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
bat

Plural
bats

  1. (countable) A bat is a small, furry animal (a mammal) that has wings and can fly.
  2. (countable) A bat is a special stick used to hit the ball in baseball, and in some other games.

Verb[change]

Plain form
bat

Third-person singular
bats

Past tense
batted

Past participle
batted

Present participle
batting

  1. If you bat, you swing something or try to hit something.
    She batted her eyelashes shyly.
    The cat batted at the mouse with its paws.
    The baseball player did not bat well in the game.