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batter1

bat·ter1

batter1

pronunciation:
bae tr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: battered, battering, batters
definition 1: to beat hard and repeatedly, or to damage by so beating.
The young boxer battered his opponent.The waves battered the shore.
synonyms:
beat, pommel, pound, pummel
similar words:
belabor, buffet, cane, clobber, cudgel, drub, hit, knock around, lather, maul, rough up, thrash, trounce, wallop
definition 2: to wear down by constant pressure or use.
He was battered by life's trials.
synonyms:
break, wear
similar words:
cripple, exhaust, overcome, waste, weaken
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to hit with heavy, repeated blows.
synonyms:
beat, pound
similar words:
hit, smash
Word Builder: batter +
  • battered:
    injured by having been beaten.
  • battery:
    the crime of causing injury to a person.
Word Parts
The word batter contains the following part:
bat Latin root that means beat
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