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Noun: batting  ba-ting
  1. (baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base
  2. Stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fibre
    - batten
Verb: bat (batted,batting)  bat
  1. Strike (a ball in a game) with a baseball, cricket or other type of bat
    "bat the ball"
  2. Wink briefly
    "bat one's eyelids";
    - flutter
  3. Have a turn at bat
    "Jones bats first, followed by Martinez"
  4. Use a bat
    "Who's batting?"
  5. Deflect or refute an attack or argument
    "he batted down the allegations"; "she batted away their objections"
  6. Beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
    "We batted the other team on Sunday!";
    - cream [informal], clobber [informal], drub, thrash [informal], lick [informal], marmalise [Brit, informal], marmelize [Brit, informal], marmelise [Brit, informal], wipe the floor [informal], paste [informal], beat hollow [informal], whale [N. Amer, informal], marmalize [Brit, informal], smoke [N. Amer, informal], hammer [informal], muller [Brit, informal], blow away [informal], slaughter [informal], tromp [N. Amer, informal], trounce

Derived forms: battings

Type of: attempt, beat, beat out, blink, crush, effort, endeavor [US], endeavour [Brit, Cdn], hit, nictate, nictitate, shell, stuffing, trounce, try, vanquish, wink

Encyclopedia: Batting

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