Buf·fet, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Buffeted; p. pr. & vb. n. Buffeting.]
1. To strike with the hand or fist; to box; to beat; to cuff; to slap.
They spit in his face and buffeted him. --Matt. xxvi. 67.
2. To affect as with blows; to strike repeatedly; to strive with or contend against; as, to buffet the billows.
The sudden hurricane in thunder roars,
Buffets the bark, and whirls it from the shores. --Broome.
You are lucky fellows who can live in a dreamland of your own, instead of being buffeted about the world. --W. Black.
3. To deaden the sound of (bells) by muffling the clapper.
adj : pounded or hit repeatedly by storms or adversities [syn: storm-tossed,
tempest-tossed, tempest-tost, tempest-swept]