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  1. present participle and gerund of batter


battering (plural batterings)

  1. A heavy beating.
    • 2019 February 27, Drachinifel, 29:08 from the start, in The Battle of Samar - Odds? What are those?[1], archived from the original on 3 November 2022:
      Kalinin Bay is also in trouble, trading fire with Japanese destroyers and taking hits from both them and cruisers at the same time. Unlike the Gambier Bay, however, it does not appear that these ships have realized they need to switch to high explosive from armor-piercing, and, despite being riddled with shellfire, the ship stays afloat, despite this rather-unequal battering going on for another twenty to thirty minutes.
  2. A large defeat.
    • 2012 September 7, Dominic Fifield, “England start World Cup campaign with five-goal romp against Moldova”, in The Guardian[2]:
      That will prove a trickier test, the management having pinpointed Oleh Blokhin's side as "one of the favourites in the group", though they will confront an England team buoyed by this battering.