1. (animal) 
The bat is the only mammal capable of sustained flight.El murciélago es el único mamífero capaz de vuelo sostenido.
2. (sports) 
a. el bate (M) (baseball, cricket) 
The only things one needs to play baseball are a bat, a ball, and a glove.Todo lo que se necesita para jugar béisbol son un bate, una pelota y un guante.
You're not holding your ping-pong bat properly.No sujetas la raqueta de ping-pong correctamente.
c. la pala (F) 
How do I go about choosing the best table tennis bat for me?¿Cómo puedo decidir cuál es la mejor pala de ping-pong para mí?
intransitive verb
3. (to hit a ball) 
a. batear 
In an average baseball game, each player bats four times.En un partido de béisbol normal, cada jugador batea cuatro veces.
transitive verb
4. (to hit) 
a. darle a 
The brothers were lazily batting the ball back and forth on the beach.Los hermanos le daban a la pelota perezosamente del uno al otro en la playa.
5. (to blink) 
a. no direct translation 
She was batting her eyelashes at me in an extremely flirtatious manner.Me estaba haciendo ojitos de la forma más insinuante.
Whatever you told him, he wouldn't bat an eye.Le dijeras lo que le dijeras, ni se inmutaba.
1. (for cricket, baseball) 
a. el bate (M) 
2. (for table tennis) 
a. la pala (F) 
3. (colloquial) (United Kingdom) 
a. no direct translation 
to do something off one's own bathacer algo por cuenta propia
transitive verb
4. (general) 
a. no direct translation 
he didn't bat an eyelidni se inmutó
intransitive verb
5. (in cricket, baseball) 
a. batear 
bat [bæt]
1 (in ball games) paleta (f); pala (f); (in cricket, baseball) bate (m)
off one's own bat por cuenta propia
right off the bat (US) de repente
2 (blow) golpe (m)
intransitive verb
(Dep) batear
to go (in) to bat for sb (support) dar la cara por algn; salir en apoyo de algn
The judge dosen't like the idea of no one going in to bat for the accused Lord Palmerston felt firmly that Britain ought to go to bat for her citizens. The Government must step in and do so now Senators routinely go to bat for their constituents against bureaucrats
transitive verb
(hit) golpear; apalear
to bat sth around (US) (discuss) discutir acerca de algo
bat [bæt]
(Zool) murciélago (m)
old bat (old woman) bruja (informal) (f)
to be bats
have bats in the belfry
estar más loco que una cabra (informal)
to go like a bat out of hell ir como alma que lleva el diablo; ir a toda hostia (informal); (Esp)
bat [bæt]
transitive verb
he didn't bat an eyelid (Britain) he didn't bat an eye (US) ni pestañeó
without batting an eyelid (Britain) without batting an eye (US) sin pestañear; sin inmutarse
Phrases with "bat"
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baseball bat
el bate de béisbol
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