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batter down

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


Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really battered!
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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


mod. alcohol intoxicated. Man, was I battered. I will never drink another drop.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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He gave up 3 hits, 2 runs, walked 3 batters and struck out 12.
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The batter will keep in the fridge for up to three days but may need a splash of milk to loosen the mixture as the flaxseed will continue to swell.
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Ingredients * Idli batter: as required For Stuffing * 1 onion, finely chopped * 1 carrot, grated * 10 beans, finely chopped * 1/2 capsicum, finely chopped * 1 green chilli, chopped finely * 1 teaspoon chilli powder * 1 tablespoon coriander powder * 1 teaspoon turmeric powder * Salt to taste For Tempering * 1 tablespoon oil * 1 teaspoon mustard seeds * 1 teaspoon chana dal * 1 teaspoon urad dal 1 bunch of curry leaves Preparation * Start by making the filling.
(3) When batting out of order occurs, the player who fails to bat in the proper order (Lucroy) is the one who is called out if the opposing manager appeals after the improper batter reaches base or delivers a successful outcome, such as a sacrifice fly.