work over
transitive verb Date: 1835 1. to subject to thorough examination, study, or treatment <
shelf stock worked over by shoppers
>
2. to do over ; rework <
saved the play by working the first act over
>
3. to beat up or manhandle with thoroughness <
the gang worked me over
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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