HyperDic: beat_up

English > 2 senses of the expression beat up:
VERBcontactbeat up, beat, work overgive a beating to
contactbeat up, drum up, rallygather
English > beat up: 2 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningGive a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to beat up the prisoners
Synonymsbeat, work over
EntailshitDeal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
Narrowerbelabour, belaborBeat soundly
cane, flog, lambaste, lambastBeat with a cane
clobber, baste, batterstrike violently and repeatedly
flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounceBeat severely with a whip or rod
knock cold, knock out, kayoknock unconscious or senseless
pistol-whipBeat with a pistol
rough uptreat violently
soakBeat severely
spank, paddle, larrupGive a spanking to
strong-armUse physical force against
thrash, thresh, lam, flailGive a thrashing to
Spanishapalear, dar una paliza, derrotar, golpear, pegar
Catalancopejar, derrotar, picar
English > beat up: 2 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningGather.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsdrum up, rally
Broadercollect, pull inGet or bring together
Spanishconseguir, enrolar, obtener, reclutar

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