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verb batter pronunciation in British English /ˈbætə(r)/
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present tense
I/you/we/theybatter
he/she/itbatters
present participlebattering
past tensebattered
past participlebattered
  1. 1
    [transitive] to deliberately hit someone many times
    The court heard that he had battered his wife to death.
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    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] to hit something very hard several times
      The rain battered against the windows.
      Huge waves battered the little ship.
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  2. 2
    [transitive] [usually passive] to make someone or something suffer or seem weak
    The team’s confidence was battered beyond recognition by the 52–10 defeat.

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