bat out

Definitions

Cricket

  • verb to continue batting and remain undismissed for a specified length of time or number of overs, especially in order to avoid defeat
    Citation ‘West Indies began the final day of an absorbing Test at 47 for two, requiring a further 399 to win but more realistically needing to bat out the day’s minimum of 90 overs’ (Mike Selvey, Guardian 14 April 1994)

Food

  • verb to flatten a piece of raw meat with a cutlet bat so that it will cook faster
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