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synonyms for swatting

  • clobber
  • knock
  • slap
  • slug
  • smack
  • smash
  • whack
  • beat
  • belt
  • biff
  • box
  • buffet
  • clout
  • cuff
  • ding
  • sock
  • strike
  • wallop

antonyms for swatting

MOST RELEVANT
  • lose
  • surrender
  • tap
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How to use swatting in a sentence

That, if the phrase may be pardoned, is swatting a butterfly with a sledge-hammer!
SHE STANDS ACCUSEDVICTOR MACCLURE
Afterwards you go on just the same, still swatting up languages, still unobtrusive, till this day comes along.
JONES OF THE 64THF. S. (FREDERICK SADLEIR) BRERETON
There are a lot of sneaks in the school who have set up a swatting club without saying a word to us about it!'
THAT SCHOLARSHIP BOYEMMA LESLIE
Taylor says Torrington's will be nothing better than a swatting shop, and no place for gentlemen, if it isn't stopped.'
THAT SCHOLARSHIP BOYEMMA LESLIE
And so before they separated each pledged himself to join the new swatting club.
THAT SCHOLARSHIP BOYEMMA LESLIE
What I want to know is who are in the swatting lot besides Warren and the scholarship boy?
THAT SCHOLARSHIP BOYEMMA LESLIE
Remember we are Americans, just plain Americans with no desire to do anything in the way of swatting Prussians.
MOLLY BROWN OF KENTUCKYNELL SPEED
Purdy can't hold the ball if I put a hop on it, and the Dutchies are swatting my slow curve.
ROUGH-HEWNDOROTHY CANFIELD
The rest of us were busy swatting hornets, as were also our horses busy in dodging.
THROUGH THE SOUTH SEAS WITH JACK LONDONMARTIN JOHNSON
He let out that Myler was on the beer to run up the odds and he swatting all the time.
ULYSSESJAMES JOYCE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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