bat around

a) To have at least nine batters bat in a half inning.

Seven runs are in; theyve batted around.

b) To discuss.

I think weve batted this idea around enough to take a decision.


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  • bat around — (slang) 1. To wander 2. To go on a bat • • • Main Entry: ↑bat * * * ˌbat a ˈround [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they bat aro …   Useful english dictionary

  • bat around — (something) to discuss an idea or opinion. A bunch of us batted around ideas at the annual meeting …   New idioms dictionary

  • bat around — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms bat around : present tense I/you/we/they bat around he/she/it bats around present participle batting around past tense batted around past participle batted around to discuss ideas or plans in an informal way …   English dictionary

  • bat around — (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To travel] Syn. roam, cruise, tour; see roam , travel 2 . 2. [To discuss] Syn. talk over, consider, debate; see discuss …   English dictionary for students

  • bat around (to) —  Discuss …   American business jargon

  • bat around something — bat around (something) to discuss an idea or opinion. A bunch of us batted around ideas at the annual meeting …   New idioms dictionary

  • bat around/about — informal travel widely, frequently, or casually. → bat …   English new terms dictionary

  • bat — bat1 [bat] n. [ME < OE batt, cudgel (prob. < Welsh bat < IE base * bhat , to strike) & < OFr batte, pestle < battre,BATTER1] 1. any stout club, stick, or cudgel 2. a club used to strike the ball in baseball and cricket 3. a ping… …   English World dictionary

  • bat — Ⅰ. bat [1] ► NOUN ▪ an implement with a handle and a solid surface, used in sports for hitting the ball. ► VERB (batted, batting) 1) (in sport) take the role of hitting rather than throwing the ball. 2) hit with the flat of one s hand. 3) …   English terms dictionary

  • bat — bat1 /bat/, n., v., batted, batting. n. 1. Sports. a. the wooden club used in certain games, as baseball and cricket, to strike the ball. b. a racket, esp. one used in badminton or table tennis. c. a whip used by a jockey. d. the act of using a… …   Universalium


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