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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


mod. alcohol intoxicated. Man, was I battered. I will never drink another drop.
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Traditionally many have struggled to match the multifunctional characteristics and textural qualities of batter mixes but unlike other products on the market, Isabel's Naturally Free From batter premix evenly enrobes ingredients such as fish, locking in all the original flavours of the key protein or vegetable, whilst producing a cooked batter that retains its light, golden crunchiness.
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The dimension of down and away and up and in, forcing the batter to challenge both the vertical and horizontal adjustments.
The batter tries to make a hit and then run to first base and back to home.
A fielder who earns 100 points becomes the new batter.
The crispiest batter of the lot, though slightly salty and a little on the greasy side.
Corona is a very popular beer in our establishments so we felt our guests would welcome it in a beer batter and as a fun new spin on a classic menu item like fish and chips," comments Oona Settembre, Corporate Executive Chef of Dave & Buster's Inc.
A right-handed batter is given the take signal on a 3-0 count.
AP-An old English recipe of using beer to make fish and chip batter can reduce fat absorption by almost 40 percent, researchers said Wednesday.
The only thing that really counts with crepes is that the batter rest and that the final product is gold en brown, tender, and void of holes To achieve a flawless crepe requires a flawless griddle.