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Adjective: battered  ba-tu(r)d
  1. Damaged by blows or hard usage
    "a battered old car";
    - beat-up, beaten-up
     
  2. Not in good condition after much use
    "his battered old hat"
     
  3. Exhibiting symptoms resulting from repeated physical and emotional injury
    "a battered child"; "the battered woman syndrome"
Verb: batter  ba-tu(r)
  1. Strike against forcefully
    "Winds battered the tent";
    - buffet, knock about
     
  2. Strike violently and repeatedly
    "She battered the man who tried to attack her";
    - clobber, baste
     
  3. Make a dent or impression in
    "batter a soft hat";
    - dinge

See also: abused, damaged, ill-treated, maltreated, mistreated, worn

Type of: beat, beat up, change form, change shape, deform, strike, work over

Encyclopedia: Battered

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