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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


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