Buffeted



a blow, as with the hand or fist.
a violent shock or concussion.
to strike, as with the hand or fist.
to strike against or push repeatedly:
The wind buffeted the house.
to contend against; battle.
to struggle with blows of hand or fist.
to force one’s way by a fight, struggle, etc.
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources James Wood
The O’Ruddy Stephen Crane
Masters of the Wheat-Lands Harold Bindloss
Bob, Son of Battle Alfred Ollivant
Four American Naval Heroes Mabel Beebe

noun
(ˈbʊfeɪ). a counter where light refreshments are served
(ˈbʊfeɪ)

a meal at which guests help themselves from a number of dishes and often eat standing up
(as modifier): a buffet lunch

(ˈbʌfɪt; ˈbʊfeɪ). a piece of furniture used from medieval times to the 18th century for displaying plates, etc and typically comprising one or more cupboards and some open shelves
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) (ˈbʌfɪ). a kind of low stool, pouffe, or hassock
verb -fets, -feting, -feted
(transitive) to knock against or about; batter: the wind buffeted the boat
(transitive) to hit, esp with the fist; cuff
to force (one’s way), as through a crowd
(intransitive) to struggle; battle
noun
a blow, esp with a fist or hand
aerodynamic excitation of an aircraft structure by separated flows
noun
Bernard (bɛrnar). 1928–99, French painter and engraver. His works are characterized by sombre tones and thin angular forms
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