1. buffet, knock about, batter, strike

usage: strike against forcefully; "Winds buffeted the tent"

2. clobber, baste, batter, beat, beat up, work over

usage: strike violently and repeatedly; "She clobbered the man who tried to attack her"

3. dinge, batter, change shape, change form, deform

usage: make a dent or impression in; "dinge a soft hat"


1. battered, beat-up, beaten-up, damaged (vs. undamaged)

usage: damaged by blows or hard usage; "a battered old car"; "the beaten-up old Ford"

2. battered, worn (vs. new)

usage: damaged especially by hard usage; "his battered old hat"

3. battered, abused (vs. unabused), ill-treated, maltreated, mistreated

usage: exhibiting symptoms resulting from repeated physical and emotional injury; "a battered child"; "the battered woman syndrome"

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