Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective worn by use into a deplorable condition.

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  • adjective damaged by blows or hard usage

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Now Mr. Prime Minister, this Turkey of politically pressured columnists, officially intimidated hand-holders and beaten-up art gallery attendees is not the progressive democratic country you were talking about.

    Elcin Poyrazlar: Democracy Is Coming to Turkey?

  • But we, too, have a long, long tradition of politically-active people and blameless joes who walked down the wrong street being harassed and beaten-up by the security forces.

    Do new post-pantsbomber TSA security directives kill inflight WiFi? (UPDATED) Boing Boing

  • Now Mr. Prime Minister, this Turkey of politically pressured columnists, officially intimidated hand-holders and beaten-up art gallery attendees is not the progressive democratic country you were talking about.

    Elcin Poyrazlar: Democracy Is Coming to Turkey?

  • Mr. Prime Minister, the Turkey with politically pressured columnists, intimidated hand-holders and beaten-up art gallery attendees is not the "progressive" democratic country you talk about.

    Elcin Poyrazlar: Democracy Is Coming to Turkey?

  • Now Mr. Prime Minister, this Turkey of politically pressured columnists, officially intimidated hand-holders and beaten-up art gallery attendees is not the progressive democratic country you were talking about.

    Elcin Poyrazlar: Democracy Is Coming to Turkey?

  • A beaten-up truck pulled into the loading zone out front and two men wearing lifting belts climbed out, speaking Spanish.

    Three Stages of Amazement

  • “These are good, very good,” he said to nobody in particular as he waded back and forth between the stalactites hanging from the spectral ironworks on the walls and the measuring and collecting instruments stored in a beaten-up backpack.

    First Contact

  • “These are good, very good,” he said to nobody in particular as he waded back and forth between the stalactites hanging from the spectral ironworks on the walls and the measuring and collecting instruments stored in a beaten-up backpack.

    First Contact

  • A beaten-up truck pulled into the loading zone out front and two men wearing lifting belts climbed out, speaking Spanish.

    Three Stages of Amazement

  • Mr. Prime Minister, the Turkey with politically pressured columnists, intimidated hand-holders and beaten-up art gallery attendees is not the progressive democratic country you talk about.

    Elcin Poyrazlar: Democracy Is Coming to Turkey?

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