There are 2 main translations of swat in Spanish:

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swat

American English: /swɑt/
British English: /swɒt/

transitive verb -tt-

  • (insect) (con matamoscas, periódico etc)
    (person)
    pegarle un manotazo a
    Example 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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-

  • to swat at something
    intentar darle a algo
    he was swatting at the wasps
    estaba tratando de matar las avispas

noun

  • (no plural) he took a swat at it
    le 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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There are 2 main translations of swat in Spanish:

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SWAT

noun

  • (US police unit)
    Special Weapons And Tactics

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