- v. transitive To give a severe beating to.
- v. To attack suddenly; to alarm.
- v. To cause by some other means, injuries comparable to the result of being beaten up.
- v. reflexive To feel badly guilty and accuse oneself over something. Usually followed by over or about.
- v. military Repeatedly bomb a military target or targets.
- v. To get something done, derived from the idea of beating for game
- v. intransitive, nautical To sail to windward using a series of alternate tacks across the wind.
- adj. slang Battered by time and usage; beaten up.
- n. A person who, or thing that, has been beaten up.
- n. An act of beating up:
- n. UK, Australia, New Zealand An artificially or disingenuously manufactured alarm or outcry, especially one agitated by or through the media.
- n. forestry A tree planted later than others in a plantation.
“Old Jube's pulse beat up and his sharp eyes shone more brightly than ever.”
“They beat up five tars from HMS Superb with naboots, stabbing one to death, and attacked merchant sailors from the SS Tanjore.”
“Page 33 to the courthouse to try to register, and they beat up Charles Sherrod and several other people.”
“A piece of blood-stained paper, caught up from some meat-buyer's dust-heap, beat up and down the road without the gate; too flimsy to rest, too heavy to fly away; and a few straws kept it company.”
“But after two years of Willie-free horror, he showed up again and beat up a security guard who was trying to stop him from coming into my office.”
“‘43 De Haven told me she wanted to reform because some Mexican boyfriend of hers got beat up in the zoot suit riots and she wanted to work more efficaciously for the People’s Revolt.”
“On his first time up, Sabo whiffed against Giants righthander Paul McClellan and then beat up a bat rack in rage.”
“The whole country beyond Jugdulluk was up, and the hills were swarming with hostile Afghans, all either on their way to help beat up Sale's force, or else preparing for something bigger - there was talk among the villagers of a great jehad or holy war, in which the feringhees would be wiped out; it was on the eve of breaking out, they said.”
“But Nelson, with the utmost politeness, insisted upon paying them this compliment, followed them close in spite of all their attempts to elude his vigilance, and never lost sight of them; till, finding it impossible either to deceive or escape him, they gave up their treacherous purpose in despair, and beat up for Martinico.”
“Tess beat up the long hill still faster; but she could not outwalk them without exciting notice.”
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