beat up

Definitions of beat up
  1. verb
    give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression
    synonyms: beat, work over
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    strong-arm
    use physical force against
    soak
    beat severely
    pistol-whip
    beat with a pistol
    belabor, belabour
    beat soundly
    rough up
    treat violently
    flog, lash, lather, slash, strap, trounce, welt, whip
    beat severely with a whip or rod
    cane, flog, lambast, lambaste
    beat with a cane
    kayo, knock cold, knock out
    knock unconscious or senseless
    flail, lam, thrash, thresh
    give a thrashing to; beat hard
    baste, batter, clobber
    strike violently and repeatedly
    larrup, paddle, spank
    give a spanking to; subject to a spanking
    flagellate, scourge
    whip
    leather
    whip with a leather strap
    horsewhip
    whip with a whip intended for horses
    switch
    flog with or as if with a flexible rod
    cowhide
    flog with a cowhide
    cat
    beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails
    birch
    whip with a birch twig
  2. verb
    gather
    synonyms: drum up, rally
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    collect, pull in
    get or bring together
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