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phrasal verbNorth American
1Assault and severely injure someone by hitting, kicking, or punching them repeatedly.‘he apparently loves fighting so much that he beats up on his own teammates’
2Abuse someone verbally.‘they like listening to them beat up on the president’assault, attack, mug, batter, thrash, pummel, poundView synonyms
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