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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 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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And if ye be at any time in dire need or trouble, come to me and my lady, and the walls of Castle Lea shall be battered down ere harm shall befall you.
This was also the second month in a row that the groups enjoyed an increase in their year-on-year sales after their performance in 2018 got weighed down by higher excise, high oil prices and a consumer demand battered down by high inflation.
POLICE battered down the door of a former jewellers in the Birmingham and discovered a huge cannabis factory.
More police and an ambulance came and the front door was battered down."
I honestly don't know how the windscreen never broke as the Malteser-sized hailstones battered down. After a good 10 minutes it eased up and I was about to carry on but the water and loose hailstones were all flowing down the road and I could only imagine it being massively flooded further down.
The recently battered down stocks of MyEG and George Kent were down 1 sen at 92.5 sen and 11 sen at RM1.50 respectively.
The police battered down my door as they believed that there were firearms in the house.
KARACHI -- Authorities have battered down five marriage halls and various other residential buildings on Rafahi plots on Sunday as part of the operation that was ordered by Supreme Court six days ago against land grab mafia in Karachi Development Authority.
Police battered down the door when she had not been seen for three days.
But while police hailed the operation in Grove Hill as a success, they also admitted to a blunder in which they wrongly battered down the door of a Coulby Newham home.
The court heard that her panic was caused by a series of disturbing incidents including one episode when a stranger battered down her front door.
Residents were told to stay indoors on Saturday morning, as police cordoned off the road and battered down the door of the Railway Terrace house, breaking a window in the commotion.
The start of the game was initially put back by 10 minutes as East End Park suffered a power cut when rain battered down in the build–up to kick–off.
"The rain has battered down the walls and seeped through everything.
In one such raid described by Balko, Matthew David Stewart of Ogden, Utah, woke up one night to the sound of his front door being battered down. Thinking he must be under attack by criminals, he grabbed his gun.