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beating-up

[bee-ting-uhp] /ˈbi tɪŋˈʌp/
noun
1.
a severe thrashing administered for intimidation or revenge.
2.
Textiles. the process by which the loose pick is made an integral part of the woven material.
Origin of beating-up
1945-1950
1945-50
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  • In a two-hours' beating-up the ravine he found no traces of bears.

    The Graysons Edward Eggleston

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