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The batterer uses a show of physical strength to cower and intimidate his partner:
- Throwing household items at partner
- Grabbing, pushing, shaking or shoving partner
- Pulling or twisting partner’s hair
- Bending and/or twisting fingers, wrist, arms, etc.
- Jerking, slapping, biting or pinching
- Hitting, punching, kicking
- Targeted hitting to specific parts of body (neck, breasts, stomach, etc.)
- Use of household objects as weapons
- Throwing partner around, to the floor, against walls or furniture
- Restraining partner against will
- Restraining while hitting or punching
- Physical abuse during pregnancy
- Deprivation (Denial of sleep, food, medical needs, etc.)
- Attempted strangulation, grabbing partner around the neck, applying pressure to partner’s neck
- Lacerations, cutting, stabbing
- Imprisonment of partner in home, bedroom, basement, etc.
- Causing broken bones, internal injuries
- Threats or use of weapons such as guns or knives
- Causing disabling, disfiguring or permanent injury