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beat-up

[beet-uhp] /ˈbitˈʌp/
adjective
1.
Informal. dilapidated; in poor condition from use:
a beat-up old jalopy.
noun
2.
the warpwise count of tufts of pile in the warp of carpets.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; adj., noun use of verb phrase beat up
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  • Of two conspirators who expressed their desire to beatup the boys.
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beat-up

adjective

Battered and damaged, esp by age and use: He drove a beat-up Volvo/ an old beat-up dog (1930s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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