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bruised and battered

Injured and/or thoroughly worn down, as from an assault or an exhausting, physically trying experience. He drank too much at the bar, got into a fight, and showed up at our door all bruised and battered. The home team, though bruised and battered, emerged victorious from the tough match.
See also: and, batter, bruise

dust off the batter

In baseball, to throw a pitch at or very close to the body of the batter. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. Don't be afraid to dust off the batter a bit if he's crowding the plate.
See also: batter, dust, off

batter down

To remove or destroy a particular structure. A noun can be used between "batter" and "down." Which wall will the construction crew batter down?
See also: batter, down

batter up

1. verb To harm or damage someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "batter" and "up." That accident battered up the door of my car. I think that kid will listen to us if we batter him up a bit and scare him.
2. noun An expression used to summon the next batter to home plate in a baseball game. Let's get this game started. Batter up!
See also: batter, up

batter someone or something up

to damage or harm someone or something. Max threatened to batter Lefty up within an inch of his life. Who battered up this desk?
See also: batter, up

batter something down

to smash or break down something, such as a wall, door, or any defensive structure. Do they have to batter anything down as part of the construction project? They battered down the wall as a first step in enlarging the house.
See also: batter, down

battered

mod. alcohol intoxicated. Man, was I battered. I will never drink another drop.
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In practice, this is not the case, but the results presented here extend to cases where the batter has a strong pitch and a weak pitch.
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Each time a batter is out, a new batter rotates in from the outfield.
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The fat content of Hoki pieces in the old English beer batter was nearly 40 percent lower than on fillets fried with commercial batter under identical conditions, the researchers found.
Pour enough batter to lightly coat the bottom of the pan.
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a fielder throws the ball to a player touching either first base or home plate before the batter gets there.
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Using a ladle or measuring cup, pour batter into funnel.