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English verb: work over

1. work over (contact) give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression


SamplesThugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night.
The teacher used to beat the students.


Synonymsbeat, beat up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)baste, batter, belabor, belabour, cane, clobber, flail, flog, flog, kayo, knock cold, knock out, lam, lambast, lambaste, larrup, lash, lather, paddle, pistol-whip, rough up, slash, soak, spank, strap, strong-arm, thrash, thresh, trounce, welt, whip


Entailhit









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