Bat·ter v. t. [imp. & p. p. Battered p. pr. & vb. n. Battering.]
1. To beat with successive blows; to beat repeatedly and with violence, so as to bruise, shatter, or demolish; as, to batter a wall or rampart.
2. To wear or impair as if by beating or by hard usage. “Each battered jade.”
3. Metallurgy To flatten (metal) by hammering, so as to compress it inwardly and spread it outwardly.
adj 1: damaged by blows or hard usage; "a battered old car"; "the
beaten-up old Ford" [syn: beat-up, beaten-up]
2: damaged especially by hard usage; "his battered old hat"
3: beaten repeatedly with heavy blows; "a battered child"; "the
battered woman syndrome" [syn: beaten]