: to beat with successive blows so as to bruise, shatter, or demolish
women who have been battered by their husbands
battering targets with artillery fire battering the lawyer with questions
: to commit battery against (someone) : to offensively touch or use force on (a person) without the person's consent
… was battered and cut badly enough to be hospitalized overnight.—N. R. Kleinfield … studies showing that a woman is at greatest risk of being battered, and even murdered, by her partner when he suspects her of sexual infidelity.—Sharon Begley
: to subject to strong, overwhelming, or repeated attack
battered by forces of change Their confidence was battered by a series of losses.
: to wear or damage by hard usage or blows
: to strike something heavily and repeatedly : beat, pound
flies battered against … the electric-light bulbs—D. B. Chidsey
: to commit battery against another : to offensively touch or use force on a person without the person's consent
… the personality characteristics and life histories that lead men to batter and kill.—Erica Goode
: a mixture consisting chiefly of flour, egg, and milk or water and being thin enough to pour or drop from a spoon
: a mixture (as of flour and egg) used as a coating for food that is to be fried
dip the chicken in the batter
: a receding upward slope of the outer face of a wall or other structure
: to give a receding upward slope to (something, such as a wall)
: one that strikes or hits a ball with a bat
: the player whose turn it is to bat
The pitcher walked the first batter.
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