batter down

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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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References in classic literature ?
The cheap prices of its commodities are the heavy artillery with which it batters down all Chinese walls, with which it forces the barbarians' intensely obstinate hatred of foreigners to capitulate.
Colin says: "This is such a dramatic image as wet and windy weather batters down on New Brighton.
IN THEY GO A police officer batters down the door to a suspect property ACTION Police with dogs make an arrest