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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.


Synonymsdinge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change form, change shape, deform









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