batter down

idiom

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

Examples of batter down in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Advertisement Drysdale was also one of the last of the breed of pitchers who weren’t afraid to knock a batter down with a pitch to get his point across. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 3 Oct. 2023 Pus the batter down toward the tip of the bag. Cut an opening about ½ inch straight across the tip of the bag. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, 22 Mar. 2023 The man knows his stuff, from the batter down to the fresh and crispy pickles. Andi Berlin, The Arizona Republic, 25 May 2022 In public, as an eminence gris, Jordan used charm to batter down doors. Washington Post, 2 Mar. 2021

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“Batter down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/batter%20down. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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