batter down(redirected from batters 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?
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.