bat-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: hit at (as if) with a bat; beat

My kitten likes to bat at the blind cords.
She bat at the fly that was buzzing around her head.
The gangsters batted him until he was unconscious.

VerbNet: throw-17.1-1
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 5

Sense Number 2: BASEBALL: have a turn at bat

Commentary: Includes: BAT IN
NOTE: This is a subsense of sense 1. Use for all references to the sport of baseball.

Micah batted at .359 in the last two seasons.
Who's batting next?
Dan Davis bats first, followed by Babe Ruth.
I didn't get to bat at all in the last two games!
He batted in all five games against the Cubs.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: bat.02,bat.03
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4

Sense Number 3: wink briefly

Commentary: Includes: BAT ONE'S EYELASHES

She batted her long eyelashes at the clerk.
I batted my eyelashes slowly and deliberately.

VerbNet: crane-40.3.2
FrameNet: Body_movement
PropBank: bat.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2