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- v. Present participle of batter.
- n. A heavy beating
- n. A large defeat
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the act or process of subjecting to strong repeated blows.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sloping upward and inward, as a terrace or bank.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of subjecting to strong attack
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Experts also use the term "battering and its effects" to describe the mental and emotional state of women who have experienced years of systematic abuse, and a report by the Justice Department lists factors in a woman's reluctance to leave an abusive relationship: "a lack of economic and other tangible resources, fear of retaliation, and emotional attachment.
Why, if you are so sure that spanking/hitting/buttocks battering is okay, would you be bothered by comments to the contrary? kootnygirl´s last blog. .crash
Throw in battering ram Earl Campbell and the sweet moves of Gale Sayers and this quintet boasts speed, power, elusiveness, receiving skills and game-breaking ability at every turn.
Jinta, even though I agree with you that all types of violence should be condemned, women battering is often ignored even though it's highly pervasive.
But go back a few centuries, and you will see that those English took a battering from the Romans, the Danes, the Norsemen, and the Normans.
The lower half of the peninsula received a substantial battering from a big September hurricane.
But it is likely that Ivey's image is going to take a short term battering and it is not clear that she is strong enough to survive it.
He might get a mask made in that pattern, indeed, and the little boys were delighted with the idea of battering it.
The two first were called battering pieces or siege-guns.
-- Ed. 8 'The last stroke of the batter,' probably alludes to an engine of war used by the ancients, called a battering-ram.