English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'batter'

(verb) 
Definition
to hit repeatedly
He battered his opponent around the head.
Synonyms
beat
He lost the boxing match and was badly beaten by his opponent.
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hit
She hit him hard across his left arm.
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strike
She took two steps forward and struck him across the mouth.
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knock
He was mucking around and he knocked her in the stomach.
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assault
The gang assaulted him in the street.
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punch
After punching him on the chin, she hit him over the head.
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belt (informal)
Is it true that she belted old George in the stomach?
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deck (slang)
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bang
We could bang on the desks and shout until they let us out.
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bash (informal)
My mother bashed her shin with a suitcase.
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lash
They snatched up whips and lashed the backs of those who had fallen.
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thrash
He was thrashed with a cane until his skin turned red.
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pound
He pounded the table with his fist.
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lick (informal)
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flog
Flog them soundly!
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maul
The troops were severely mauled before evacuating the island.
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pelt
Crowds started to pelt police cars with stones.
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clobber (slang)
She clobbered him with a vase.
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smite
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wallop (informal)
She walloped me over the head with a cushion.
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pummel
He trapped Conn in a corner and pummelled him ferociously.
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tonk (informal)
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cudgel
He was beaten, cudgelled, and subjected to various dangers.
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thwack
He just thwacked me on the back of the head with a ruler.
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lambast(e)
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belabour
Men began to belabour his shoulders with sticks.
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dash against
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beat the living daylights out of
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lay one on (slang)
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beat or knock seven bells out of (informal)
(verb) 
Definition
to damage or injure, as by blows, heavy wear, etc.
a storm that's been battering the Northeast coastline
Synonyms
damage
He damaged the car with a baseball bat.
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destroy
The building was completely destroyed.
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hurt
They don't want to hurt their own careers.
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injure
A bomb exploded, seriously injuring five people.
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harm
a warning that the product may harm the environment
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ruin
Roads have been destroyed and crops ruined.
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mar
The scar was discreet enough not to mar his good looks.
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wreck
Vandals wrecked the garden.
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total (slang)
I broke my collar bone and totalled the bike.
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shatter
Something like that really shatters your confidence.
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bruise
Be sure to store them carefully or they'll get bruised.
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demolish
The building is being demolished to make way for a motorway.
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shiver (archaic, literary)
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trash (slang)
Would they trash the place when the party was over?
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mutilate
His arm was mutilated in an industrial accident.
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mangle
His body was mangled beyond recognition.
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mangulate (Australian, slang)
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disfigure
These items could be used to injure or disfigure someone.
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deface
It's illegal to deface banknotes.
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play (merry) hell with (informal)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of assault
Definition
to attack violently
The gang assaulted him in the street.
Synonyms
belt (informal),
clip (informal),
bash (informal),
deck (slang),
sock (slang),
chin (slang),
set about,
lay one on (slang),
clout (informal),
lob,
clobber (slang),
smite (archaic),
wallop (informal),
swat,
fall upon,
set upon,
lay into (informal),
tonk (slang),
lambast(e),
beat or knock seven bells out of (informal)
in the sense of bang
Definition
to hit or knock, esp. with a loud noise
We could bang on the desks and shout until they let us out.
Synonyms
hit,
belt (informal),
rap,
bash (informal),
clatter,
tonk (informal),
beat or knock seven bells out of (informal)
in the sense of bash
Definition
to strike violently or crushingly
My mother bashed her shin with a suitcase.
Synonyms
hit,
belt (informal),
deck (slang),
sock (slang),
chin (slang),
clout (informal),
whack (informal),
biff (slang),
clobber (slang),
wallop (informal),
slosh (British, slang),
tonk (informal),
lay one on (slang),
beat or knock seven bells out of (informal)

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