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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Juwon is not used to playing on a pitch where it has been battering down with rain for three weeks.
NEWS: Gale force winds have been battering down across the region causing chaos on roads and public transport.
With a tight ensemble cast, it follows 16-year-old Mary's return from Scotland to discover poet Percy Shelley, a man who could charm your socks off even while battering down your door.
We contacted a number of militaria collectors about this auction and many have been battering down our door to try to view the items early.
Carefully managed by his father, Betty became a super star, with people battering down theater doors when performances were sold out.
IT'Sveryquietontheshedfrontat the moment - people are either battering down the hatches or can't be bothered to get out to the shed because of the bad weather.
Now that globalized business is battering down such obstructive dikes, it requires those systems to be integrated into a universal whole.
But the man of the match is in no mood to go battering down Craig Brewster's door in search of another year's deal in Inverness.
Cut from the same cloth as Jamie T, Penate is at the coalface of a new breed of literate songwriters battering down the doors to the Top 10.
A consequence of battering down our nation's borders by permitting illegal immigration would conveniently lead us into the fourth phase, which is economic union.
Investigators from The People were allowed to witness police in bullet-proof vests battering down the doors of flats and terraced houses in Forest Gate, East London, and Rochdale.
AFTER 15 hours being thrown around by 20ft waves, with rain battering down on my already sodden waterproofs, I was beginning to wonder exactly why I had volunteered to take part in the Round the World Yacht Race.
Now is every one of those people battering down the doors of shops for Brazil shirts a dyed-in-the wool bigot who hates the English?
But 18 other girls escaped the inferno by battering down a door in the Toalipi Girls dormitory at Motufoua Secondary School, on the island of Vaitupu.
Forget about such movie traditions as sucking poison out of snakebites, battering down doors with your shoulder or punching a shark on the nose.