|Origin:||batre or English bat 'to hit'|
bat‧ter1 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition, transitive]
He was battered to death.
As a child she was battered by her father.
batter at/on/against etc
People were battering at the door.
He was battered on the head with a cricket bat.
She battered away at his chest with her fists.
batter something down
Armed police battered his door down.
—battering noun [uncountable and countable]