bat around something

bat around something
bat around (something) to discuss an idea or opinion.

A bunch of us batted around ideas at the annual meeting.


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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 — bat1 S3 [bæt] n [Sense: 1,5 7; Date: 1500 1600; Origin: back bat (14 16 centuries), probably from a Scandinavian language.] [Sense: 2 4; Origin: Old English batt] 1.) a small animal like a mouse with wings that flies around at night →↑fruit bat …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bat — bat1 noun 1》 an implement with a handle and a solid surface, used in sports such as cricket or baseball for hitting the ball. 2》 a slab on which pottery is formed, dried, or fired. verb (bats, batting, batted) 1》 (in sport) take the role of… …   English new terms dictionary

  • bat — I UK [bæt] / US noun [countable] Word forms bat : singular bat plural bats ** 1) a) a long wooden object used for hitting the ball in games such as baseball and cricket b) British a flat wooden object with a handle used for hitting the ball in… …   English dictionary

  • bat something around — (or about) informal discuss an idea or proposal casually or idly * * * ˌbat sthaˈround derived (informal) to discuss whether an idea or a plan is good or not, before deciding what to do • It s just an idea we ve been batting around …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bat — For other uses, see Bat (disambiguation). Bats Temporal range: 52–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • bat — 1 noun (C) 1 ANIMAL a small animal like a mouse that flies around at night see also: fruit bat 2 SPORT a) a long wooden stick with a special shape that is used in some sports and games: a baseball bat b) BrE a round flat piece of wood with a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bat something around/about — informal casually discuss an idea or proposal. → bat …   English new terms dictionary

  • Vampire bat — For the 1933 movie, see The Vampire Bat. Vampire bats Common Vampire Bat, Desmodus rotundus Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

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