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The meaning of Swatting

Swatting – definition

noun

The action or practice of making a hoax call to the emergency services in an attempt to bring about the dispatch of a large number of armed police officers to a particular address.

Usage examples:

He found out that he was a victim of swatting after police surrounded his home on thursday
verb

Hit or crush (something, especially an insect) with a sharp blow from a flat object.

Usage examples:

I swatted a mosquito that had landed on my wrist
noun

The action of making a false report of a serious emergency so that a swat team (= a group of officers trained to deal with dangerous situations) will go to a person's home, by someone who wants to frighten, upset, or cause problems for that person

Usage examples:

Swatting has become an increasingly popular harassment tactic among online gamers., a "swatting" ho…

Swatting translation into English

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拍打

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Meppen

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Écrasement

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Schlagen

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मुंहतोड़ प्रहार मारना

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Schiacciare

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찰싹 때리기

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Шлепать

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Aplastando

Word origin

early 17th century (in the sense ‘sit down’): northern English dialect and US variant of squat.

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