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English noun: batter

1. batter (person) (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting

Synonymsbatsman, hitter, slugger

Broader (hypernym)ballplayer, baseball player

Narrower (hyponym)bunter, designated hitter, pinch hitter, switch-hitter, whiffer

Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

2. batter (food) a liquid or semiliquid mixture, as of flour, eggs, and milk, used in cooking

Broader (hypernym)concoction, intermixture, mixture

Narrower (hyponym)fritter batter, pancake batter, pate a choux, pouf paste, puff batter

English verb: batter

1. batter (contact) strike against forcefully

SamplesWinds buffeted the tent.

Synonymsbuffet, knock about

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)strike

2. batter (contact) strike violently and repeatedly

SamplesShe clobbered the man who tried to attack her.

ExamplesThey want to batter the prisoners

Synonymsbaste, clobber

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)beat, beat up, work over

3. batter (change) make a dent or impression in

SamplesDinge a soft hat.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)change form, change shape, deform

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