batter something down

batter something down
ˌbatter sthˈdown derived
to hit sth hard many times until it breaks or comes down

The police had to batter the door down.

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  • batter — bat|ter1 [ bætər ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive to hit something very hard several times: BEAT: The rain battered against the windows. Huge waves battered the little ship. a ) to deliberately hit someone many times: BEAT: The court heard… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • batter — I UK [ˈbætə(r)] / US [ˈbætər] verb Word forms batter : present tense I/you/we/they batter he/she/it batters present participle battering past tense battered past participle battered 1) a) [transitive] to deliberately hit someone many times The… …   English dictionary

  • bear down — verb 1. exert a force with a heavy weight (Freq. 1) The snow bore down on the roof • Syn: ↑drag down, ↑bear down on, ↑press down on, ↑weigh down • Hypernyms: ↑press …   Useful english dictionary

  • stare down — verb overcome or cause to waver or submit by (or as if by) staring He simply stared down his opponent • Syn: ↑outstare, ↑outface • Hypernyms: ↑gaze, ↑stare • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • put — verb past tense putpresent participle putting MOVE STH 1 (transitive always + adv/prep) to move something from one place or position into another, especially using your hands: put sth in/on/there etc: Put those bags on the table. | You should put …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • put — verb past tense putpresent participle putting MOVE STH 1 (transitive always + adv/prep) to move something from one place or position into another, especially using your hands: put sth in/on/there etc: Put those bags on the table. | You should put …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • get — [ get ] (past tense got [ gat ] ; past participle gotten [ gatn ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 obtain/receive ▸ 2 become/start to be ▸ 3 do something/have something done ▸ 4 move to/from ▸ 5 progress in activity ▸ 6 fit/put something in a place ▸ 7 understand… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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