Definitions

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  • v. To beat up.
  • v. To berate; to scold.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. hit violently, as in an attack

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Examples

  • For all that, he had an odd, soft streak; when one of the Chinks was knocked overside by a swinging boom, and we lost way fishing him out, I looked to see Ward lay into him with a rope's end for his clumsiness, or hang him from the rail to dry.

    Flashman and the Dragon

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