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  Definition of beat up
  1. gather; "drum up support"
  2. 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"
Similar Words: drum up, rally, beat, work over

 

Hyponyms: strong-arm, soak, pistol-whip, belabour, belabor, rough up, flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce, cane, lambaste, lambast, knock cold, knock out, kayo, thrash, thresh, lam, flail, clobber, baste, batter, spank, paddle, larrup

 

Entailments: hit

 

Derivational Morphology: beating, thrashing, licking, drubbing, lacing, trouncing, whacking

 

Anagrams: upbeat

 

 
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