[n] the act of moving back and forth
[n] the motion made by flapping up and down
[n] a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
[n] abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block
[v] wink briefly; "bat one's eyelids"
[v] move back and forth very rapidly, as of a candle
[v] beat rapidly; "His heart palpitated"
[v] move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
bat, commotion, dart, disruption, disturbance, flap, flapping, fleet, flicker, flicker, flit, flitter, fluttering, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, palpitate, quiver, stir, to-do, turmoil, waver, waver