English version

bat something ↔ around

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbat something ↔ around phrasal verb informalDISCUSSto discuss various ideas or suggestions bat→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
bat aroundThere are no Draculas turning into bats and flying around.Would you like to bat me around a little bit to warm up?The bat flapped around his misshapen hat and took off into the dark.The new question was batted silently around the room, a room that was growing increasingly hot and airless.
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Verb table
bat
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybat
he, she, itbats
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybatted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave batted
he, she, ithas batted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad batted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill bat
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have batted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam batting
he, she, itis batting
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you, we, theyare batting
Past
I, he, she, itwas batting
you, we, theywere batting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been batting
he, she, ithas been batting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been batting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be batting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been batting
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