batter down

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of batter down

:use force to open or break down
  • He tried to batter down the door by kicking it.

Word by Word Definitions

batter play
  1. : to beat with successive blows so as to bruise, shatter, or demolish

  2. : bombard

  3. : to commit battery against (someone) : to offensively touch or use force on (a person) without the person's consent

  1. : a mixture consisting chiefly of flour, egg, and milk or water and being thin enough to pour or drop from a spoon

  2. : a mixture (as of flour and egg) used as a coating for food that is to be fried

  3. : an instance of battering (see 1batter)

  1. : to coat with a mixture (as of flour and egg) for frying : to coat (food) with batter (see 2batter 1b)

  1. : a receding upward slope of the outer face of a wall or other structure

  1. : to give a receding upward slope to (something, such as a wall)

  1. : one that strikes or hits a ball with a bat

down play
  1. : toward or in a lower physical position

  2. : to a lying or sitting position

  3. : toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. : down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. : to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as

  2. : to cause to fall by or as if by shooting : bring down

  3. : consume

  1. : occupying a low position

  2. : directed or going downward

  3. : lower in price

  1. : descent, depression

  2. : an instance of putting down someone (such as an opponent in wrestling)

  3. : a complete play to advance the ball

  1. : an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

  2. : a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. : a covering of soft fluffy feathers

  2. : something soft and fluffy like down

  1. : down syndrome


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