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  • verb transitive To give a severe beating to.
  • verb To attack suddenly; to alarm.
  • verb To cause by some other means, injuries comparable to the result of being beaten up.
  • verb reflexive To feel badly guilty and accuse oneself over something. Usually followed by over or about.
  • verb military Repeatedly bomb a military target or targets.
  • verb To get something done, derived from the idea of beating for game
  • verb intransitive, nautical To sail to windward using a series of alternate tacks across the wind.
  • adjective slang Battered by time and usage; beaten up.
  • noun A person who, or thing that, has been beaten up.
  • noun An act of beating up:
  • noun UK, Australia, New Zealand An artificially or disingenuously manufactured alarm or outcry, especially one agitated by or through the media.
  • noun forestry A tree planted later than others in a plantation.


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