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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: squat in its original meaning 'to crush' (13-19 centuries)

swat

verb
     
swat past tense and past participle swatted, present participle swatting [transitive]
to hit an insect in order to kill it:
He calmly swatted a couple of flies.
swat noun [countable]

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