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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!
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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.
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mod. alcohol intoxicated. Man, was I battered. I will never drink another drop.
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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.
The new batter absorbed 60% less oil than one made with wheat.
Throwing the OK change perfectly straight still has great advantages, as the spin rotation in the four-seam fastball and four-seam change-up is very deceptive to the batter, particularly to those who like to read the pitch.
The company's Coatings-a-la-Carte concept, under which it formulates bespoke combinations of predust, batter and crumb, remains the definitive way for most processors to achieve the novelty the consumer craves.
Sorrent, a leading mobile entertainment creator and publisher, and FOX Sports Interactive Media, a leader in interactive sports programming and content, today announced the launch of two new mobile game titles, Batter Up
The Dodgers (65-58) maintained their three-game lead over second-place Arizona in the National League West by taking a 3-0 lead against the ineffective Hennessey in the first, then blowing the game open with seven runs off Hennessey and Wright in a second inning in which they sent 11 batters to the plate.
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.
The 12 basic styles that pitchers use to get the batters out
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.
Miller struck out six and faced the minimum 21 batters against Newbury Park.
New Orleans, LA 70179), who have developed a new rice flour batter that absorbs 60% less oil than standard commercial batters made from wheat.
Taylor (8-1) struck out 12 batters and allowed one hit and two walks for five-time league champion Valencia (9-1, 1-0), which is ranked No.
Wheat flour, the chief ingredient in standard commercial batters, helps give fried chicken its moist, golden coat and mouth-watering flavor.
Bake batters immediately after mixing so leavening power is not lost.