battering
battering at"ter*ing n. the act or process of subjecting to strong repeated blows.

Syn: banging. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • battering — noun a) An instance of battering. b) The activity of battering …   Wiktionary

  • battering — bat|ter|ing [ bætərıŋ ] noun take a battering to suffer very badly, for example by being easily defeated: Government troops were taking a battering in the north of the country …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • battering — [[t]bæ̱tərɪŋ[/t]] batterings N COUNT If something takes a battering, it suffers very badly as a result of a particular event or action. Sterling took a battering yesterday as worries grew about the state of Britain s economy. Syn: beating …   English dictionary

  • Battering — Batter Bat ter (b[a^]t t[ e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Battered} (b[a^]t t[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Battering}.] [OE. bateren, OF. batre, F. battre, fr. LL. battere, for L. batuere to strike, beat; of unknown origin. Cf. {Abate}, {Bate} to abate.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • battering — UK [ˈbæt(ə)rɪŋ] / US [ˈbætərɪŋ] noun take a battering …   English dictionary

  • battering — Synonyms and related words: assault, attack, butchery, disorderliness, forcible seizure, killing, laying waste, looting, massacre, obstreperousness, onslaught, pillaging, rape, riot, rioting, sacking, slaughter, sowing with salt, unruliness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • battering — n. assault: massacre; repeated physical abuse bat·ter || bætÉ™ n. one who wields a bat (in a game of baseball, cricket, etc.); baking mixture v. strike, beat, hit repeatedly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • battering — noun criticize severely or defeat heavily. → batter …   English new terms dictionary

  • battering — noun the act of subjecting to strong attack • Syn: ↑banging • Hypernyms: ↑fight, ↑fighting, ↑combat, ↑scrap …   Useful english dictionary

  • Battering Ram — Студийный альбом Iron Savio …   Википедия

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