battered up

VicNicSor

Banned
Russian
From a song about chicken:
Eat it broiled,
Baked or boiled,
Battered up and fried in oil.

Pepper Ann, animated series

How do I understand 'battered up'?
Thanks.
 
  • PaulQ

    Banned
    UK
    English - England
    Up tends to intensify or indicate that the action was complete in its effect/done to the maximum extent: compare,

    He filled the car with petrol. -> Used to indicate that he put petrol in the car, but, unless otherwise indicated, it does not mean to the maximum capacity.

    He filled the car up with petrol. -> Used to indicate that the car was filled to the maximum capacity. (Also intensified further as in: "He filled the car right up with petrol.")
     

    VicNicSor

    Banned
    Russian
    Up tends to intensify or indicate that the action was complete in its effect/done to the maximum extent: compare,

    He filled the car with petrol. -> Used to indicate that he put petrol in the car, but, unless otherwise indicated, it does not mean to the maximum capacity.

    He filled the car up with petrol. -> Used to indicate that the car was filled to the maximum capacity. (Also intensified further as in: "He filled the car right up with petrol.")
    Thank you.
     
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