HyperDic: work_over

English > 1 sense of the expression work over:
VERBcontactwork over, beat, beat upgive a beating to
English > work over: 1 sense > verb 1, contact
MeaningGive a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsbeat, beat up
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

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