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If anybody called my dad bad names when he was alive I'd been glad if someone swatted him.
She swatted it with a hand that was not quite quick enough, spoiled the picture, and slowly rose from her perch at the bedside.
After dealing out three more balls, he tossed Dave Dawson an easy one and Dave swatted it for a two bagger.
MYSTERY WINGSROY J. SNELL
So little did they guess—he had one or two narrow escapes from being swatted or stamped on.
MR. WICKER'S WINDOWCARLEY DAWSON
Single combats, and cursing knots of threes and fours, staggered and swatted among the little dwellings.
THE HARBOR MASTERTHEODORE GOODRIDGE ROBERTS
Here was poor old George, as well-meaning a fellow as ever stepped, getting swatted all over the ring by the hand of Fate.
MY MAN JEEVESP. G. WODEHOUSE
They galloped through the dew and swatted at balls ferociously—two happy dubs who proudly used all the tennis terms they knew.
THE JOBSINCLAIR LEWIS
One of them smashed into her right side behind the wing, the other flipped end over end across her back, like a swatted dragonfly.
THE GOOD NEIGHBORSEDGAR PANGBORN
"Thet must hev been when I swatted yuh against thu table laig," said Punk, regretfully.
Buck snarled like a dog and swatted the glass with his hand, knocking it halfway across the room.
THE DRAWJEROME BIXBY

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machinateverb (used with or without object) | [mak-uh-neyt ]SEE DEFINITION