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Definition of swat (Meaning of swat)
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Swat Swat (sw[o^]t), n.
	     a former state in Northwest India, now a part of Pakistan. It
	     was ruled by a prince called a Wali.
	
	
	
	  SWAT team SWAT" team`, Swat team Swat" team`(sw[o^]t"
	     t[=e]m), n. [acronym: Special Weapons and Training.]
	     a special group of police trained to deal with unusually
	     dangerous or violent situations, and having special weapons,
	     such as rifles more powerful than those carried by regular
	     police officers. They are employed, for example, in
	     situations when hostages are being held, or heavily armed
	     persons need to be captured. Called also {SWAT} or
	     {S.W.A.T.}.
	
	
	
	  Swat Swat, obs.
	     imp. of {Sweat}. --Chaucer.
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	  Swat Swat (sw[o^]t), v. t.
	     1. to hit, especially with an instrument in the hand; to
	        smack.
	
	     2. (Baseball) to hit (a baseball) powerfully, and for a long
	        distance.
	
	
	
	  Swat Swat (sw[o^]t), n. [Also spelled {swot}.]
	     1. a sharp blow, especially one made with an instrument in
	        the hand.
	
	     2. (Baseball) a powerful hit, especially a home run.
	
	
	
	  Sweat Sweat, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sweat} or {Sweated} (Obs.
	     {Swat}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sweating}.] [OE. sweten, AS.
	     sw[ae]tan, fr. sw[=a]t, n., sweat; akin to OFries. & OS.
	     sw[=e]t, D. zweet, OHG. sweiz, G. schweiss, Icel. sviti,
	     sveiti, Sw. svett, Dan. sved, L. sudor sweat, sudare to
	     sweat, Gr. ?, ?, sweat, ? to sweat, Skr. sv[=e]da sweat, svid
	     to sweat. [root]178. Cf. {Exude}, {Sudary}, {Sudorific}.]
	     1. To excrete sensible moisture from the pores of the skin;
	        to perspire. --Shak.
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	     2. Fig.: To perspire in toil; to work hard; to drudge.
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	              He 'd have the poets sweat.           --Waller.
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	     3. To emit moisture, as green plants in a heap.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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