transitive verb -tt-
matar (con matamoscas, periódico etc)(person)
pegarle un manotazo aExample sentences
- The fly then landed on National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Davis (Va.), who tried in vain to swat the insect.
- These bats are primarily insectivorous, and most hawk insects in flight, often using their wings like tennis rackets and swatting the insects into the tail membrane.
- The tail is often used as an ‘extra hand’ to swat insects.
- She laughed and swatted him with a towel and we witnessed what we would later come to recognize as the rejuvenating power of real estate.
- My first game was against Stirling County, and Gareth Flockhart just thought I was some little joker and swatted me.
- Bob swats him away in anger, calls him a queer and tells him to get out.
intransitive verb -tt-
- (no plural) he took a swat at itle dio un manotazo ( or un golpe con el periódico etc)Example sentences
- ‘She runs voice identification tests on his wife and kids,’ said another secretary in the office whose knuckles appeared to have been bruised by swats from a ruler.
- Michlen has painful memories of fraternity life at university: paddle swats, punches and a punctured lung.
- Returning to the toddler analogy, the most you might do is a sharp word or a small swat on the rear.
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