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 for Battering
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Batter \Bat"ter\ (b[a^]t"t[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Battered
     (b[a^]t"t[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Battering.] [OE. bateren,
     OF. batre, F. battre, fr. LL. battere, for L. batuere to
     strike, beat; of unknown origin. Cf. Abate, Bate to
     [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To wear or impair as if by beating or by hard usage. "Each
        battered jade." --Pope.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Metallurgy) To flatten (metal) by hammering, so as to
        compress it inwardly and spread it outwardly.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  battering \bat"ter*ing\ n.
     the act or process of subjecting to strong repeated blows.
     Syn: banging.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of subjecting to strong attack [syn: battering,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  20 Moby Thesaurus words for "battering":
     assault, attack, butchery, disorderliness, forcible seizure,
     killing, laying waste, looting, massacre, obstreperousness,
     onslaught, pillaging, rape, riot, rioting, sacking, slaughter,
     sowing with salt, unruliness, violation

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