Meaning of “batter” in the English Dictionary

"batter" in British English

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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/

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

"batter" in American English

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batterverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈbæt̬·ər/

batter verb [ I/T ] (HIT)

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)