Antonyms for swatting

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But it wasn't for the want of swatting, for it was just that that put the fellows' backs up.

He let out that Myler was on the beer to run up the odds and he swatting all the time.

Then came your swatting at Hindustani, the remarks made about it, and the fight.

And there is the Hindustani too, and the other lingo you have been swatting at.

That, if the phrase may be pardoned, is swatting a butterfly with a sledge-hammer!

I deserved the 'swatting' more than Babs did, for she was only four and I was eight.

"Oh, I've been swatting like a pig for Mods," said Alan hopelessly.

He had actually made serious plans to relieve his own pent-up feelings by swatting a fly.

Instead of swatting the fly, Joe grabbed the reins with his right hand and pulled back hard.

A fat, bald-headed man who had been swatting flies looked around from behind the counter.