batter ( batters plural & 3rd person present) ( battering present participle) ( battered past tense & past participle )
1 verb If someone is battered, they are regularly hit and badly hurt by a member of their family or by their partner.
...evidence that the child was being battered. be V-ed
...boys who witness fathers battering their mothers. V n
...battered wives. V-ed
Leaving the relationship does not mean that the battering will stop.
2 verb To batter someone means to hit them many times, using fists or a heavy object.
He battered her around the head... V n prep/adv
He was battered unconscious. be V-ed adj, Also V n
Her battered body was discovered in a field.
3 verb If a place is batteredby wind, rain, or storms, it is seriously damaged or affected by very bad weather.
The country has been battered by winds of between fifty and seventy miles an hour. be V-ed
...a storm that's been battering the Northeast coastline. V n
4 verb If you batter something, you hit it many times, using your fists or a heavy object.
They were battering the door, they were breaking in... V n
Batter the steaks flat. V n adj
5 n-var Batter is a mixture of flour, eggs, and milk that is used in cooking.
...pancake batter., ...fish in batter.
6 n-count In sports such as baseball and softball, a batter is a person who hits the ball with a wooden bat.
...batters and pitchers.
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