batter down


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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?
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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.
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ARJEN ROBBEN reckons Holland will need to batter down a dark blue defensive wall when they go in to battle with Scotland.
His bowling is probably not where it can be, but he's a dangerous batter down the order and there's no total that is safe even if we're a few down and he comes in.
They struggled to batter down the door but could not get in.
He added: "Cancer care is being used by the Government as a Horse of Troy to batter down the doors of our smaller hospitals.
Over the next few days, three of the gang unleashed a series of attacks, trying to batter down the door and smashing windows with stones, bricks, a knuckle duster, a spade and even a bike.
He heard a crash and was horrified to see the three men waving the metal bar batter down his porch door before smashing their way in through a wooden door into his home.
Nor do we advocate giving the police a reason to batter down our doors by making it an arrestable offence.
That gave King, and the civil-rights leaders, the conscience-stirring act they badly needed to batter down the last barriers of segregation.
Sinn Fein County Councillor Padraig ManLochlainn claimed five Gardai were seen using sledge hammers to batter down the sign.
Driven by corporate logic, globalization, we warned, would herald an era of aggressive imperialism that would seek to batter down opposition, seize control of natural resources, and secure markets.
The gang even tried to batter down the door of Mr Marshall's home in the Levenshulme district of Manchester when he asked police to arrest Beren for being the gang's storeman.
He had stabbed the police officer as she used a hydraulic enforcer ram to batter down the door of his flat in Stratford, East London, as part of a team sent to arrest him for jumping bail on October 24, 1997.
In addition to creating dramatic new products and services, technological innovation will continue to batter down the costs of existing goods.
Shiv Pabary, pictured far left, says it is "unfathomable" why two masked men would batter down the door of his home and leave his autistic brother, left, lying bloodied on the ground with a fractured skull.
Now the Dundee United striker is ready to batter down the Kilmarnock defence today having reclaimed his place in the Arabs attack.