Batter down

  • 1 batter down — ˈbatter ˌdown [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they batter down he/she/it batters down present participle battering down past tense …

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  • 2 batter down — PHRASAL VERB If you batter a door down, you hit it so hard that it falls to pieces. [V n P] He would have to batter the door down... [V P n (not pron)] They used lorries to batter down embassy gates …

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  • 3 batter down — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms batter down : present tense I/you/we/they batter down he/she/it batters down present participle battering down past tense battered down past participle battered down to break a door or gate in order to get… …

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  • 4 batter — [[t]bæ̱tə(r)[/t]] batters, battering, battered 1) VERB If someone is battered, they are regularity hit and badly hurt by a member of their family or by their partner. [be V ed] ...evidence that the child was being battered. [V n] ...boys who… …

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  • 5 batter — bat|ter1 [ bætər ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive to hit something very hard several times: BEAT: The rain battered against the windows. Huge waves battered the little ship. a ) to deliberately hit someone many times: BEAT: The court heard… …

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  • 6 batter — I UK [ˈbætə(r)] / US [ˈbætər] verb Word forms batter : present tense I/you/we/they batter he/she/it batters present participle battering past tense battered past participle battered 1) a) [transitive] to deliberately hit someone many times The… …

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  • 7 batter something down — ˌbatter sthˈdown derived to hit sth hard many times until it breaks or comes down • The police had to batter the door down. Main entry: ↑batterderived …

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  • 8 batter — bat|ter1 [ˈbætə US ər] v [I always + adverb/preposition, T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: batre or English bat to hit ] to hit someone or something again and again, in a way that hurts someone or causes damage ▪ He was battered to death …

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  • 9 Batter's eye — The batter s eye (short for batter s eye screen) is a solid colored, usually dark area beyond the center field wall of a baseball stadium, that is the visual backdrop directly in the line of sight of a baseball batter, while facing the pitcher… …

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  • 10 batter — I. v. a. 1. Beat, smite, pelt, dash against. 2. Bruise, break, shatter, shiver, smash, demolish, destroy, strike down, knock down, shake to pieces, shiver to pieces. 3. Indent, wear, wear away, abrade, deface, mar, disfigure. II. v. n. 1. Attack… …

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  • 11 The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler (of Bexhill-on-Sea) — The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler of Bexhill on Sea is an episode from the 1950s radio comedy, The Goon Show. It was written by Spike Milligan.The show starts with Henry Crun and Minnie Bannister walking about on the English coast. The year is… …

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  • 12 stare down — verb overcome or cause to waver or submit by (or as if by) staring He simply stared down his opponent • Syn: ↑outstare, ↑outface • Hypernyms: ↑gaze, ↑stare • Verb Frames …

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  • 13 Upside-down cake — An upside down cake is a cake usually made in a pan with a curved bottom then, once cooked, turned over and allowed to set, and is eaten upside down. Usually, chopped fruits such as apples, pineapples and cherries are placed at the bottom of the… …

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  • 14 bear down — verb 1. exert a force with a heavy weight (Freq. 1) The snow bore down on the roof • Syn: ↑drag down, ↑bear down on, ↑press down on, ↑weigh down • Hypernyms: ↑press …

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  • 15 bear down — {v.} 1. To press or push harder; work hard at; give full strength and attention. * /She is bearing down in her studies to win a scholarship./ * /The baseball pitcher is bearing down./ * /The pitcher bore down on the star batter./ * /Teachers of… …

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  • 16 bear down — {v.} 1. To press or push harder; work hard at; give full strength and attention. * /She is bearing down in her studies to win a scholarship./ * /The baseball pitcher is bearing down./ * /The pitcher bore down on the star batter./ * /Teachers of… …

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  • 17 bear\ down — v 1. To press or push harder; work hard at; give full strength and attention. She is bearing down in her studies to win a scholarship. The baseball pitcher is bearing down. The pitcher bore down on the star batter. Teachers of the deaf bear down… …

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  • 18 To break down — Break Break (br[=a]k), v. t. [imp. {broke} (br[=o]k), (Obs. {Brake}); p. p. {Broken} (br[=o] k n), (Obs. {Broke}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Breaking}.] [OE. breken, AS. brecan; akin to OS. brekan, D. breken, OHG. brehhan, G. brechen, Icel. braka to creak …

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  • 19 beat down — 1. Batter, overturn, destroy, break, throw down. 2. Subdue, overpower, overcome, crush, put down. 3. Press down (by blows), lay flat …

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  • 20 up|side-down cake — «UHP SYD DOWN», a cake made of batter poured over fruit, baked, and served bottom up …

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