beat-up
adjective Date: 1939 dilapidated, shabby

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  • beat up — beat (someone) up 1. to strongly criticize someone. The candidates spent the time beating each other up instead of talking about how to improve the economy. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form beat up on someone: Sanchez beat up on Brown for… …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat-up — adj a beat up car, bicycle etc is old and in bad condition = ↑battered ▪ a beat up old Ford Escort …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • beat up — (v.) thrash, strike repeatedly, c.1900 (v.), from BEAT (Cf. beat) (v.). Beat up as an adjectival phrase meaning worn out dates to 1946 …   Etymology dictionary

  • beat-up — beat ,up adjective INFORMAL old and in bad condition: a beat up old bicycle …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • beat-up — eat up adj. same as {beaten up}. Syn: battered, beaten up, bedraggled, broken down, dilapidated, ramshackle, tumble down, unsound. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beat up — ► beat up attack (someone) and hit them repeatedly. Main Entry: ↑beat …   English terms dictionary

  • beat-up — ☆ beat up [bēt′up′ ] adj. Slang dilapidated, battered, shabby, deteriorated, etc …   English World dictionary

  • beat up — [v] assault attack, batter, do over, hammer, knock around, pulverize, thrash; concepts 52,86 …   New thesaurus

  • beat-up — ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ worn out by overuse …   English terms dictionary

  • beat up — verb 1. give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night The teacher used to beat the students • Syn: ↑beat, ↑work over • Derivationally… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beat Up — Infobox Album Name = Beat Up Type = studio Artist = The Toasters Released = 1984 Recorded = Genre = Length = Label = Producer = Reviews = Last album = This album = Next album = Beat Up was The Toasters first officially released effort, released… …   Wikipedia

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