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  1. Mad-ox's Avatar
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    #1

    batter. not better

    hi,

    What do you understand by the word batter in the following sentence?

    The carpenter could not batter that door.

    Thank you in advance,

    m

  2. Volcano1985's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: batter. not better

    I think he can't do anything to the door ( for reparing or something like this )

  3. Mad-ox's Avatar
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    #3

    Re: batter. not better

    sorry, I have just realized that I made a mistake. Instead of batter is better.

    Better as a verb.


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    #4

    Re: batter. not better

    He could not improve on it in any way.

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