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bat
British English: /bat/
American English: /bæt/

Translation of bat in French:

noun

  • 1 (Sport) cricket/baseball bat
    batte de cricket/de baseball
    table tennis bat
    raquette (f) de tennis de table
  • 3
    [informal]
    old bat
    [pejorative]
    vieille bique (informal)

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • p prés etc -tt-
    (Sport) (be batsman)
    être le batteur
    (handle a bat) manier la batte

Idioms

[informal]
at a terrific bat

(British English)
à toute allure

to be blind as a bat

être myope comme une taupe

[informal]
to do something off one's own bat

faire quelque chose de sa propre initiative

[informal]
to go to bat for somebody

(American English)
appuyer (informal) quelqu'un

[informal]
(right) off the bat

(American English)
sans délai

[informal]
like a bat out of hell

comme un possédé

to play a straight bat

without batting an eyelid (British English) ou eye(lash) (American English)

Phrasal verbs

bat around

bat [something] around, bat around [something] 1.1
discuter (idea)
1.2 (Sport)we batted the ball around
nous avons échangé quelques balles

bat down

bat [something] down (American English)
démolir (argument, suggestion)

bat out

bat [something] out, bat out [something] (American English)
préparer [quelque chose] en vitesse

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