battering battering  /ˈbæ tə rɪŋ/


  • (n) the act of subjecting to strong attack


  1. In one three-second shot of a boxer battering the stomach of his opponent, he used Middleweights Johnny Cesario and Joey Archer.
  2. By Tuesday, police were ready to invade with tear gas and battering rams when Mayor Marion Barry arrived on the scene and ordered the lawmen to back off.
  3. Grenadian soldiers were battering the kitchen door with gun butts.


  1. OTC Students Make 5 Free Battering Rams For Tulsa Police

    Detective J.B. Bennett was searching for affordable battering rams when the school said they could make them for free.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: News On 6 Tulsa

  2. Harlan County Dam to receive repairs

    REPUBLICAN CITY — More than 50 years of battering by wind and water have taken their toll on the 18 huge radial gates in the Harlan County Dam spillway.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Kearney Hub

  3. Deputies use taser during arrest

    A Hernando County man is facing charges for allegedly battering two deputies.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX 5 Washington D.C.


  1. "I really don't support the view that somehow you use the Olympics as a battering ram against the Chinese government," Mr Albanese said to Fairfax Radio.
    on Apr 9, 2008 By: Anthony Albanese Source:

  2. The Post was a "battering ram against Koch's opponents," said Ken Auletta, a writer for the New Yorker who wrote a lengthy profile about Murdoch for the magazine in 1995 and another piece in July concerning his bid for the Journal. "He has...
    on Aug 1, 2007 By: Ken Auletta Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "My critics are always going to be there and the battering I suffer out of the ring is why I live in America," said Harrison. "It's an unwarranted battering but I'm not going to cry about it. My left hand was firing on Friday and I had three...
    on Oct 3, 2009 By: Audley Harrison Source: BBC Sport

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