batter
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈbætə(ɹ)/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈbætəɹ/, [ˈbæɾɚ]
Verb

batter (batters, present participle battering; past and past participle battered)

  1. To hit or strike violently and repeatedly.
    The firemen battered down the door.
  2. (cooking) To coat with batter (the food ingredient).
    I prefer it when they batter the cod with breadcrumbs.
  3. (figurative) To defeat soundly; to thrash.
    Synonyms: thrash
    Leeds United battered Charlton 7-0.
  4. (UK, slang, usually in the passive) To intoxicate.
    Synonyms: intoxicate
    That cocktails will batter you!
    I was battered last night on our pub crawl.
  5. (metalworking) To flatten (metal) by hammering, so as to compress it inwardly and spread it outwardly.
Translations Translations Noun

batter (plural batters)

  1. (cooking) A beaten mixture of flour and liquid (usually egg and milk), used for baking (e.g. pancakes, cake, or Yorkshire pudding) or to coat food (e.g. fish) prior to frying
    pancake batter
    To the dismay of his mother, the boy put his finger into the cake batter.
  2. A binge, a heavy drinking session.
    Synonyms: binge
    When he went on a batter, he became very violent.
  3. A paste of clay or loam.
  4. (printing) A bruise on the face of a plate or of type in the form.
Translations Translations Verb

batter (batters, present participle battering; past and past participle battered)

  1. (architecture) To slope (of walls, buildings etc.).
Noun

batter (plural batters)

  1. An incline on the outer face of a built wall.
Translations Noun

batter (plural batters)

  1. (baseball) The player attempting to hit the ball with a bat.
    Synonyms: hitter, batsman (rare)
    The first batter hit the ball into the corner for a double.
  2. (cricket, rare) The player attempting to hit the ball with a bat; a batsman.
    Synonyms: batsman
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