[ beet-uhp ]
/ ˈbitˈʌp /


Informal. dilapidated; in poor condition from use: a beat-up old jalopy.


the warpwise count of tufts of pile in the warp of carpets.

Origin of beat-up

First recorded in 1935–40; adj., noun use of verb phrase beat up Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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