Adjective "Battered" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Injured by repeated blows or punishment.
  1. 'She expected a retort, another blow to her already battered body, but neither came.'
  2. 'They were both left badly battered and bruised.'
  3. 'That was because of the bruised and battered right thumb Harrington injured smashing it into a tree playing Thomas Levet on Friday.'
  4. 'Speculation is mounting over the leadership of the Labour group on Hull Council which has been left bruised and battered by the recent electoral defeat.'
  5. 'In fact everyone is depending on the military to come through and prevent another wave of violence engulfing this already battered nation.'
  6. 'Museums and galleries, already battered and bruised by the 1980s, largely gave into New Labour's agenda.'
  7. 'He looked battered, bruised and utterly defeated.'
  8. 'The North Coast representative team is back from Gosford a little battered and bruised, but having performed competitively in every match.'
  9. 'He came home 15 hours later, battered and bruised, and later went back.'
  10. 'The new K - 1 Grand Prix Champion is battered and bruised and feels no pain - only the joy of victory.'
  11. 'battered babies'
  12. 'Why should police privacy be better-protected than that of battered spouses or deported passengers?'
  13. 'Children from families experiencing domestic violence were recruited from battered women's shelters.'
  14. 'This arrangement proved to be both damaging and unhelpful for the battered wife.'
  15. 'But it was only after the wine glass attack, on December 27, 2003, his battered partner decided she could take no more abuse.'
  16. 'New York's approach might well cause other states to revisit harsh approaches to removals of children from the battered parent.'
  17. 'She was often helping a battered wife or a person battling drug addiction or someone needing a place to stay for the night.'
  18. 'Rai, who plays the role of a battered wife in the drama, has become a Cannes regular in recent years.'
  19. 'Muslim women and battered wives are joining forces to give their children an enjoyable day out.'
  20. 'As a result, shelter workers know all too well of the confusion and conflicting loyalties surrounding an individual battered wife.'
  21. 'They include referrals from Social Services and New Deal, pupils who do not attend school, special needs teenagers, battered wives and asylum seekers.'
  22. 'The screen rises and reveals a woman clad in battered basketball boots, pushed-down white socks, a denim skirt and an old guitar.'
  23. 'In the boot of one lay a battered set of secure briefcases.'
  24. 'I never saw him in anything but jeans, shirts with snaps, boots, and a battered old hat.'
  25. 'He placed one battered boot on the first rung of the ladder.'
  26. 'He fetched an extremely battered antique book from his bookshelf.'
  27. 'But showing up when it doesn't matter will not repair the damage to his battered image.'
  28. 'If your mouse pad is battered from years of hard use, consider purchasing a new one.'
  29. 'I don't have a wallet, just a battered black leather organiser, which I've had for almost 30 years.'
  30. 'Then there was the suit, which he wore well for a guy who lived in battered jeans and worn-out shirts.'
  31. 'I'm off to Paris tomorrow evening for a meeting on Thursday morning and I really didn't relish the thought of taking my battered boots along with me.'


(of food) coated in batter and deep-fried until crisp.
  1. 'This eclectic appetizer is made up of deep-fried golden pieces of battered white fish laid out over small mats of tender baby eggplant, also fried in a batter.'
  2. 'We began with a steamed sea prawn and a battered deep fried river prawn with dipping sauce.'
  3. 'The catch of choice here is cod, battered and cooked at high heat until the exterior takes on a golden hue.'
  4. 'The cutlets came with battered onion rings oozing grease, mushrooms that could have been boiled for all the taste they had, a plain-grilled tomato and a pile of thin chips.'
  5. 'Slabs of cod are battered and cooked until they take on a golden hue, then served with a lemon wedge and creamy tartar sauce.'
  6. 'Others in the no-no category are deep fried or battered foods, pies and pasties, crisps and hot chips (french-fries).'
  7. 'He came back with chips, a fishcake and a battered sausage.'
  8. 'Unilever launched a £25m advertising campaign in July aimed at giving the battered fish finger a healthier image.'


1. to beat persistently or hard; pound repeatedly.

2. to damage by beating or hard usage: Rough roads had battered the car. High winds were battering the coast. verb (used without object)

3. to deal heavy, repeated blows; pound steadily: continuing to batter at the front door. noun

4. Printing. a damaged area on the face of type or plate. the resulting defect in print.

More examples(as adjective)

"families can be battered to deaths."

"bodies can be battered to deaths."

"people can be battered into numbnesses."

"people can be battered by levels."

"miners can be battered after strugglings."

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