"battering" in the noun sense
1. battering, banging
the act of subjecting to strong attack
"battering" in the verb sense
1. buffet, knock about, batter
strike against forcefully
"Winds buffeted the tent"
2. clobber, baste, batter
strike violently and repeatedly
"She clobbered the man who tried to attack her"
3. dinge, batter
make a dent or impression in
"dinge a soft hat"
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