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bat·ter1

batter1

 
pronunciation:
bae tr
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part of speech: verb
inflections: batters, battering, battered
definition 1: to beat hard again and again, or to damage by beating.
The young boxer battered the older fighter.
synonyms:
beat, pound
similar words:
clobber, hit, knock around, maul, thrash
definition 2: to wear down by constant pressure or use.
Constant fear battered his confidence.
synonyms:
break, wear
similar words:
cripple, exhaust, overcome, waste, weaken
derivation: batterer (n.)
Word Builder: batter +
  • battered:
    injured by having been beaten.
  • battery:
    the crime of causing injury to a person.
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The word batter contains the following part:
bat Latin root that means beat
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