- the act or practice of battering someone
- (in combination)baby-battering; granny-battering
Words nearby battering
How to use battering in a sentence
One could picture catapults and trebuchets, battering rams and siege towers.Team USA Goes Down Swinging in 2-1 World Cup Loss to Belgium|Tunku Varadarajan|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The police certainly need no more scandal—their chief was forced to resign this week after being convicted of battering his wife.How Local Police Missed a Chance to Stop Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011|Michael Daly|July 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The monster storm battering the East Coast is hurting both presidential candidates.Hurricane Sandy Is a Nasty October Surprise for Mitt Romney|Howard Kurtz|October 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Maybe it will require the U.S. military having enough time to restore itself after the battering of the last decade.Peter Beinart: Romney Follows Obama’s Foreign Policy Script|Peter Beinart|October 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Clearing the air after a year and a half of political battering may not be as easy.Florida’s Rick Scott, Battered but Unbowed by Politics and Bad Weather|Lauren Ashburn|August 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And he shall set engines of war and battering rams against thy walls, and shall destroy thy towers with his arms.
The fragments thus delivered to the sea are in turn broken up and used as battering instruments until they are worn to pieces.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
And they came together, and besieged them in the year one hundred and fifty, and they made battering slings and engines.
But, at a word from Perez, the apprentice closed and bolted the doors, so that the soldiers were delayed by battering them in.Juana|Honore de Balzac
Nine of the battering-ships blew up, and the tenth was burnt by Curtis's boats.The Political History of England - Vol. X.|William Hunt