swat

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See also: Swat, SWAT, S.W.A.T., and S. W. A. T.

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swat (third-person singular simple present swats, present participle swatting, simple past and past participle swatted)

  1. (transitive) 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.

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swat (plural swats)

  1. A hard stroke, hit or blow, e.g., as part of a spanking.

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *swait-, from Proto-Indo-European *swoyd-, *sweyd-. Cognate with Old Saxon swêt, Old High German sweiz, Old Norse sveiti (sweat, blood). The Indo-European root also gave Latin sudor, Sanskrit स्वेद (sveda).

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swāt m

  1. blood

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Polish[edit]

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IPA(key): /sfat/

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swat m

  1. matchmaker
  2. father of one's child-in-law

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Related terms[edit]

  • swatka (noun; feminine equivalent)
  • swatać (verb; to matchmake)
  • swatanie (noun; the act of matchmaking)