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batterverb [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).

batternoun

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
(Definition of batter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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batterverb [I/T]

us   /ˈbæt̬·ər/
to hit someone or something again and again: [T] Thunderstorms were battering Kansas again on Sunday. [T] fig. He had been battered by opponents who turned public opinion against him.

batternoun

us   /ˈbæt̬·ər/
  • batter noun (FOOD)

[U] any liquid mixture containing milk, eggs, and flour, as used to make cake, pancakes, or other similar food, or to cover food before frying it
  • batter noun (STICK)

[C] (in baseball) the player whose turn it is to hit the ball
(Definition of batter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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