be, feel, look
become, get
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
a little, slightly, etc.

She felt emotionally battered.

battered and bruised, bruised and battered

The team is feeling a little battered and bruised right now.

battered old

She carried a battered old suitcase.

Battered is used with these nouns: ↑briefcase, ↑copy, ↑hat, ↑notebook, ↑remains, ↑sofa, ↑suitcase, ↑wife, ↑woman

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • battered — attered adj. 1. In deplorable condition; as, the battered old Ford station wagon. Syn: beat up, beaten up, bedraggled, broken down, dilapidated, ramshackle, tumble down, unsound. [WordNet 1.5] 2. Hit or pounded repeatedly and violently with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Battered — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Thrash Metal Gründung 2004 Website …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • battered — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of food) coated in batter and fried …   English terms dictionary

  • battered — bat|tered [ bætərd ] adjective * 1. ) old and slightly damaged: She would often be seen driving around town in her battered old car. 2. ) OLD FASHIONED used for describing someone who has been treated violently by a member of their family. The… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • battered — [[t]bæ̱tə(r)d[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is battered is old and in poor condition because it has been used a lot. He drove up in a battered old car. ...a battered leather suitcase …   English dictionary

  • battered — adjective 1 old and in bad condition: a battered old suitcase 2 battered women/children etc women or children who have been violently treated by their husbands or fathers: a shelter for battered wives …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • battered */ — UK [ˈbætə(r)d] / US [ˈbætərd] adjective 1) old and slightly damaged She would often be seen driving around town in her battered old car. 2) having experienced a lot of difficulty an attempt to restore confidence in Russia s battered economy 3)… …   English dictionary

  • Battered — 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 abate.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • battered — bat|tered [ˈbætəd US ərd] adj 1.) old and in bad condition ▪ a battered old suitcase 2.) battered woman/wife/husband/baby etc someone who has been violently attacked by their husband, wife, father etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • battered — un·battered; battered; …   English syllables

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