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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
Etymology: 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.
In the United States, a SWAT (special weapons and tactics) team is a law enforcement unit which uses specialized or military equipment and tactics. Although they were first created in the 1960s to handle riot control or violent confrontations with criminals, the number and usage of SWAT teams increased in the 1980s and 1990s during the War on Drugs and later in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. In the United States as of 2005, SWAT teams were deployed 50,000 times every year, almost 80% of the time to serve search warrants, most often for narcotics. SWAT teams are increasingly equipped with military-type hardware and trained to deploy against threats of terrorism, for crowd control, hostage taking, and in situations beyond the capabilities of ordinary law enforcement, sometimes deemed "high-risk". Other countries have developed their own paramilitary police units (PPUs) which are also described as or comparable to SWAT forces. SWAT units are often equipped with automatic and specialized firearms, including submachine guns, assault rifles, riot shotguns, sniper rifles, riot guns, riot control agents, tear gas, smoke, and stun grenades. In addition, they may use specialized equipment including heavy body armor, ballistic shields, entry tools, armored vehicles, thermal and night vision devices, and motion detectors for covertly determining the positions of hostages or hostage takers, inside enclosed structures.
1. A quick, sharp slap or blow, usually made with a hand or a flyswatter. 2. A law enforcement unit trained to respond to crisis and high-risk situations like bomb threats or hostage situations. It stands for Special Weapons And Tactics. 3. An intentional or forceful hit or strike at something particularly to fend off, kill or stop it. 4. To hit or strike something forcefully and swiftly. 5. To forcefully crush or smother using a swift striking motion.
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.
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The numerical value of SWAT in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of SWAT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
(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.
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.
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.
[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.
Everything started being blocked off, the SWAT was then later called in, then we had the tanks pull up.
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