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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.
See also: batter, down
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Some Wii adventures have flirted with greatness, but Monolith Soft has finally battered down the door and delivered a brilliant Japanese role-playing game.
The Crown Court had been told staff inside the jewellers store were terrified when the gang battered down the door before grabbing gold and gems in the raid, which lasted for just 90 seconds and happened in May.
Rain battered down on teams working to clear debris and mud in Gansu's nearby devastated town of Zhouqu, where more than 1,000 people died when mud roared down the slopes of a mountain last weekend after unusually strong downpours.
Auto stocks advanced today after being battered down on Monday.
CARDIFF residents were left stunned after police battered down the door of a disused building in a mysterious raid.