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beat-up

[ beet-uhp ]
/ ˈbitˈʌp /
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adjective

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

noun

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

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beat the pants off, beat the rap, beat time, beat to it, beat up, beat-up, beatable, beatbox, beatboxing, beaten, beaten biscuit

Origin of beat-up

First recorded in 1935–40; adj., noun use of verb phrase beat up
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