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See beatNorth American way of saying beat someone up
- ‘‘The point was to beat up on him,’ said one Democratic aide.’
- ‘I would never hurt my wife and beat up on her like that.’
- ‘But I wish people would stop beating up on him for running.’
- ‘As a result, they're working with him, rather than beating up on him.’
- ‘They were beating up on him because he was a pickpocket?’
- ‘I remember when I was younger, and Buster was staying with us up in a house on Emerson Street and he was beating up on her for a whole day.’
- ‘I was the leader of the opposition for a while, and people beat up on me mercilessly, so I watch it happen to others and think, well, there but for the grace of God go I.’
- ‘You want to beat up on somebody, take a shot at me.’
- ‘I frankly believe that you spend all this time beating up on somebody else because you don't have that much to say yourself.’
- ‘However, she knew that crying would only make her look weak, causing the gang to beat up on her even more.’
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