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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.
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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.
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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 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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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


mod. alcohol intoxicated. Man, was I battered. I will never drink another drop.
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From 1960 to 1972, the two leagues were very similar in the percentage of plate appearances that involved starting batters and starting pitchers, with variation from about 61% to 67%.
They said the 5 percent alcohol content of the beer could have caused the beer batter to thy more quickly during cooking.
This key wheat protein component not only keeps batter fluffy and firmly attached to food, it also binds tightly with oil molecules, boosting the food's fat content, explains Shih.
To compensate, batters use one of two strategies in tracking the pitch (Bahill and LaRitz).
You rely on constantly depriving the batter of his decision time, so that he cannot effectively catch up with the ball.
The batter, remembering my days as a rising fastball, swung too high.
PHOTO : Selection of products coated in various batters and crumbs
When compared to traditional wheat-based batters, the new rice mixture reduces oil absorption by more than half.
1) From this Boswell claims that batters "should be swinging at a lot more first pitches, that Ted Williams was a "dumbo," and that "most hitters are idiots.
The actual chapter titles are: Batters and breadings-the present and future markets; Ingredient selection for batter systems; Functionality of corn in food coatings; Fats and oils in coated foods; Effective use of flavourings and seasonings in batter and breading systems; Factors affecting performance characteristics of wheat flour in batters; Functionality of hydrocolloids in batter coating systems; Breadings - what they are and how they are used; The technology of microwaveable coated foods; Batter and breading process equipment; Application of batters and breadings to poultry, seafood, red meat and vegetables; Measurement and interpretation of batter rheological properties; Troubleshooting techniques for batter and breading syatems; and Food coating patent review 1982- 1989.
Their findings: Batters made with long-grain rice flour and small amounts of other specially modified rice ingredients absorbed about 55% less oil than the traditional wheat batter.