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Definition of the adjective beat up

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  1. [slang] Battered by time and usage; beaten up.

Definition of the noun beat up

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  1. [Australia, British, New Zealand] An artificially or disingenuously manufactured outcry, usually in the media.

Definition of the verb beat up

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  1. give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression
  2. gather
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of beat up: drum up / rally
    • more generic terms: collect / pull in = get or bring together

Alternative definition of the verb beat up


  1. [transitive] To give a severe beating to.
  2. To attack suddenly; to alarm.
  3. To cause by some other means, injuries comparable to the result of being beaten up
  4. [context: reflexive] To feel badly guilty and accuse oneself over something. Usually followed by over.
  5. (WW2 air pilots' usage) Repeatedly bomb a military target or targets.
  6. To get something done, derived from the idea of beating for game
  7. [intransitive, nautical] To sail to windward using a series of alternate tacks across the wind.


"Beat Up" was The Toasters first officially released effort, released in 1984. Until this point only a few home-made demo tapes had been made and passed around. This album was released long before they became the power house ska band with the huge horn section that they have since been associated with. The Toasters would not become a steady 5-piece again until 2005.

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Phrases with Beat Up

  1. to beat up

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Beat Up

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Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

To Beat up, is to attack suddenly ; to alarm. To Beat in, is to impress or to inculcate by...

Google previewSimon & Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Dictionary And Reference Book (1999)

by Seth Godin, Lark Productions LLC, Seth Godin Productions

swing, throb, thrum, thump; 6 baffle, beat up, bushed, cut out, defeat, gravel, o'er-top, outfox, outrun, outwit, puzzle, rhythm, rip off, seesaw, ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

trounce, whop beat severely with stick thrash beat soundly belabour, drub, thrash, thump, wallop be attentive heed, mind, serve beat the drum blare beat thin malleate beat up abuse, assault, attack, bash. batter, bliksem, bludgeon, clobber, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

in correcting the acrimony of the juices, and disposing the most obstinate and inveterate fores to beat up ; snd hence probably it came recommcndt ...

Google previewThe National Encyclopaedia of Business and Social Forms, Embracing the Laws of Etiquette and Good Society ... (1879)

by James D. McCabe

Beat up twelve eggs with three spoonfuls of water, adding gradually a pound of finely-powdered loaf-sugar .

Google previewThe People's Dictionary and Every-day Encyclopedia (1883)

Comprising All the Information Needed Upon Any Subject in Daily Use : a Hand-book for Everybody for Each Day in the Year

Beat up six eggs, take a quart of milk, six spoonfuls of flour, eight bitter almonds blanched and grated, a tcaspoonful of salt, and one of ground ginger; mix all together, butter your basin, and pour it in; tie a cloth over it and boil it an hour and a ...

Google previewThe Cooks and Confectioners Dictionary (1724)

Or, The Accomplish'd Housewives Companion ... by John Nott

BOIL them, peel them, and cut them into thin Slices, then beat up the Yolks of Eggs, with Salt, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Sugar, with a Handsul of' Cur-_ rans, put the Tongues into the Pan by Spoonsuls, take care not to burn them in the sryingz, ...

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I disagree with people who think you learn more from getting beat up than you do from winning. (Tom Cruise)
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