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Physical actionPlay
Used when describing a quick, usually small, hitting movement by a person. SlideShe swatted his hand away as he reached for the cookie.
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Common with insectsPlay
Often used when trying to hit a flying insect like a mosquito or fly. SlideI swatted at the buzzing bees trying to land on my food.
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Metaphorical usePlay
Can be used metaphorically to describe rejecting something annoying or troublesome. SlideHe swatted away all my excuses with sound arguments.