take a battering

Definition of take a battering

  1. :  to do poorly The party is expected to take a battering in the upcoming election.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

batterplay battering
  1. :  to beat with successive blows so as to bruise, shatter, or demolish

    :  bombard

    :  to commit battery against (someone) :  to offensively touch or use force on a person without the consent of that person

  1. :  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

    :  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 (as a wall)

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

    :  the player whose turn it is to bat

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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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