Hi Vil and the others,
there could be a problem with the spelling. There is a word 'battered'.
to batter is similiar to 'hit someone' or 'lay a hand on someone'.
Maybe I'm totally wrong here and there is no typo in Magadalena's question. :?:
However, I thought it was worth mentioning.
Best Regards and have a nice Sunday,
Who'da thunk it? To me, there seems to be an element of pleonasm in the phrase. "Barter" implies reciprocation, so what's the "reverse" doing? But if that's the way it is, that's the way it is. :up:;-)Unless there is a context, this will remain a mystery. The term, reverse bartering, is seen in auctions, merchandising, swap meets and licensing agreements.