a sharp blow
hit swiftly with a violent blow
A hard stroke, hit or blow, e.g., as part of a spanking.
The exchange, in turns, of swats, usually with a paddle and to the buttocks, either as a macho dare or imposed as a 'self-inflicted' corporal punishment or as part of a fraternity-type hazing.
To beat off, as insects; to bat, strike, or hit.
a valley and a district in NWFP administrative province of Pakistan
a river in NWFP administrative province of Pakistan
Origin: From swait-, from swoid-. Cognate with Old Saxon swet Old High German sweiz, Old Norse sveiti. The Indo-European root also gave Latin sudor, Sanskrit स्वेद.
imp. of Sweat
SWAT is a commonly-used proper name for law enforcement units, which use military-style light weapons and specialized tactics in high-risk operations that fall outside of the capabilities of regular, uniformed police. "SWAT" is commonly-used internationally, as a colloquial, generic term for these units. Their duties include: confronting heavily-armed criminals; performing hostage rescue and counter-terrorism operations; high risk arrests; and entering armored or barricaded buildings. Such units are often equipped with specialized firearms including submachine guns, assault rifles, breaching shotguns, sniper rifles, riot control agents, and stun grenades. They have specialized equipment including heavy body armor, ballistic shields, entry tools, armored vehicles, advanced night vision optics, and motion detectors for covertly determining the positions of hostages or hostage takers, inside enclosed structures.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
swot (Spens.), pa.t. of sweat.
What does SWAT stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the SWAT acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
ATWS, AWTs, taws, 'twas, TWAs, wast, wats, WSTA
The numerical value of SWAT in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of SWAT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Everything started being blocked off, the SWAT was then later called in, then we had the tanks pull up.
We got word from higher up, and it was communicated to the OPD lieutenant that we needed to withdraw, so we came back outside. And waited for SWAT. SWAT arrived. SWAT handled everything from there.
But keep in mind, the precautions should are already being taken may not be visible to the average theater-goer. So people shouldn’t expect to see a SWAT like presence at their local movie theater.
(Nicole Stone) would tell anybody who would listen that he was going to kill her, and that she was really afraid for her life, everything started being blocked off, the SWAT was then later called in, then we had the tanks pull up.
[The hackers] are obviously capable of doing illegal things and they have been making provocative, spectacular statements so this type of attack would not be inconsistent with their previous behavior, even though it is unlikely, but keep in mind, the precautions should are already being taken may not be visible to the average theater-goer. So people shouldn’t expect to see a SWAT like presence at their local movie theater.
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