beat up

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To get something done, derived from the idea of beating for game
To give a severe beating to

I got beaten up by thugs on my way home.

An artificially or disingenuously manufactured outcry, usually in the media

Hydro project claims a beat up - Brownlee.

To attack suddenly; to alarm

Pa Blanken tells me that the Japs beat up our camp a month ago and we have lost all our heavy gear and moved up into the hills - he does not know where. Hell! No casualties, however. Our material losses were very serious. The Japs had found a rucksack containing all our money, our medicines, including all our vital quinine, a copy of our signals plan, and a number of maps. It seems probable that the Japs spotted our camp from the air. They certainly knew its exact position and came straight to it.

Battered by time and usage; beaten up
Repeatedly bomb a military target or targets
To cause by some other means, injuries comparable to the result of being beaten up

He flew into a hill and beat himself up pretty badly.

To sail to windward using a series of alternate tacks across the wind
To feel badly guilty and accuse oneself over something. Usually followed by over
give a beating to, hit repeatedly, pound
gather; "drum up support
gather; "drum up support"
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"
If someone beats a person up, they hit or kick the person many times. Then they actually beat her up as well The government supporters are beating up anyone they suspect of favouring the demonstrators
If you beat yourself up about something, you worry about it a lot or blame yourself for it. Tell them you don't want to do it any more. Don't beat yourself up about it I don't beat myself up. I don't deal with things I can't handle. + beating-up beatings-up beating-up There had been no violence, no beatings-up until then
An artificially or disingenuously manufactured outcry, usually in the media

Few areas of science journalism are more susceptible to frothy beat-ups than stem cell research.

Worn out by overuse; in a state of disrepair
beat him up
hit him, struck him, battered him
damaged by blows or hard usage; "a battered old car"; "the beaten-up old Ford"
A beat-up car or other object is old and in bad condition. a beat-up old Fiat 131. = battered. a beat-up car, bicycle etc is old and in bad condition = battered
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