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batter

verb [T, I + adv/prep] uk   /ˈbæt.ər/ us    /ˈbæt̬.ɚ/
to hit and behave violently towards a person, especially a woman or child, repeatedly over a long period of time, or to hit something with force many times: He was battered to death with a rifle butt. He was battering (at/on) the door with his fists and howling. The waves battered against the rocks at the bottom of the cliff. The burglars had battered down the door of the house (= hit it so hard that it broke and fell down).

batter

noun uk   /ˈbæt.ər/ us    /ˈbæt̬.ɚ/

batter noun (FOOD)

[U] a mixture of flour, eggs, and milk, used to make pancakes or to cover food before frying it: fish in batter

batter noun (PLAYER)

[C] (also hitter) the person in baseball or rounders who hits the ball
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