In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
(in baseball)masculine batemasculine paleta Britishfeminine raqueta Britishto be at bat — ser bateador
- off one's own bat — (de) motu proprio
- right off the bat — de buenas a primeras
- to go to bat for sb — (in career, problem) echarle una mano a algn
- to play a straight bat — andarse con pies de plomo
1Sportbatearto bat for sb — respaldar a algn
1(hit)(ball/balloon) golpear(ball/balloon) darle a
2(average in baseball)tener un promedio de
1Zoologymurciélago masculinelike a bat out of hell — como alma que lleva el diablo
- to be (as) blind as a bat — no ver tres en un burro
- to have bats in one's belfry / in the belfry — estar más loco que una cabra
- Ok, now that I've put that side of her character in perspective, you must be wondering why I like the old bat?
- She's a lot nicer than some of the old bats in here.
- But then the old bat did go on a bit - 30 minutes of complaining after the effect when last night she could have just asked us to quiet down and then have had no cause for complaint.
- After all, the old bat has only been told to rest by her doctors and give up public speaking tours.
- So how's about you head over there right this very second and wish the old bat a happy birthday, hmmm?
- I can almost feel the adrenaline rising inside of me as I held a dodge ball or a baseball bat in my hand.
- He generates the best bat speed in the game and hits balls harder than any other batter.
- The first was left and the second caused a defensive prod in the middle of the bat, bringing loud applause from the crowd.
- Our bowlers were doing the job but we were failing with the bat and we didn't stick to our plan and didn't have wickets in the end.
- Today it was the turn of Cathryn Fitzpatrick to wreak havoc with the bat.
- But we didn't start well with the bat, and there wasn't enough hardness in the middle order.
- Umpires can remove a bat from the game if a bat has exceeded the pine tar limitation.
- He tried to play again in September but couldn't swing a bat or catch a ball.
- Ironically, in our innings we only called upon three of our bats.
- Streaks and slumps are as common to baseball as bats and gloves.
- One day in grade 5, Paul brought a baseball bat and ball along to school.
- I can feel the tingle in my joints as the first batter swings three baseball bats as he approaches the plate before throwing the two bad ones away.
- Okay, I just found out that baseball and cricket bats can be aluminium, but you get my point.
- He's one of the greatest sportsmen that ever picked up a mallet or a cricket bat.
- The way we started with the bat was outstanding here and we've done everything to ensure a win.
- Not every child gets a cricket bat, rugby ball, pair of football boots or spikes as a Christmas or birthday present.
- Depending on the type of game, we used wood or plastic bats.
- You hit for average, you hit for power, you had the quickest bat in the game.
- To have three or four men around the bat at all times will be an ideal situation with two spinners bowling.
- Crosby handles the bat well, is an above-average defensive player and is a candidate for A.L. Rookie of the Year.
- Well, it turns out nobody officially tests balls hit by aluminum bats under game conditions.
- He will also play an important role down the order with the bat.
- He's one of the fastest players in baseball, and he handles the bat well for a young hitter.
- He fields his position well and can handle the bat, not only bunting but putting the ball in play to help move runners.
- In spring play Joyner showed good bat control and played solid defense.
- Agarkar had a disappointing match as a bowler but did reasonably well with the bat in the second innings.
- There is no evidence of an ancestor of Billiards prior to this time, unless you do lower your criteria to count all the other games played with bats, balls and skittles.
- For those of you who are trying to figure out what cricket is, it is a sport like baseball with bats, balls & players but the rules and ways are somewhat different.
- He says the cold weather also helps because it makes him concentrate on hitting the ball on the sweet spot of the bat.
- The depth of quality is there with the bat and it is there with the ball, but too many are on the bench.
- She was batting her eyelashes at Rick in an extremely flirtatious manner.
- I asked breathily, batting my eyelashes at him.
- Jake took Mariah's hand in his own, batting his eyelashes at her.
- So be careful who you bat your eyelashes at, even in jest.
- Olivia looked up and batted her big brown eyelashes at the clerk.
- Meena said sweetly, batting her long eyelashes.
- She asked flirtatiously, batting her mischievous eyelashes at him.
- They were batting their eyelashes a million times a second and showing off their best seductive smiles… yuk!
- I asked, trying to make myself look as attractive as possible by batting my eyelashes wildly.
- There was only one problem - Amanda had started batting her eyelashes at him, too.
- The music started up again and Helda and Sileda both stared up at William expectantly, batting their eyelashes.
- Kya smiled at him and leaned back, batting her dark eyelashes and smiling.
- She batted her eyelashes in the most flirtatious manner she could muster.
- His lower lip trembled mockingly as he batted his eyelashes.
- Kayla flashed him a flirtatious grin, batting her eyes a little.
- I ignored the flurry of giggles and batting eyelashes when I spotted Lily, Roberto, and Trace.
- She's looking at back at me gently, batting those thick eyelashes.
- Casey smiles, and puts his arm back around him, batting his long eyelashes.
- I mocked as innocently as possible, batting my eyelashes as furiously as I could.
- To Todd she spoke more flirtatiously, batting her eyelashes and pressing up against the locker next to his.
2informal(hag)old bat — vieja
1(flutter)to bat one's eyelashes / eyelids at sb — hacerle ojitos / caídas de ojo a algn
- not to bat an eyelash / an eyelid / an eye — no pestañear
- she listened to his outburst without batting an eyelid — escuchó sus exabruptos sin pestañear / sin inmutarse
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