- a severe thrashing administered for intimidation or revenge.
- Textiles. the process by which the loose pick is made an integral part of the woven material.
Origin of beating-up
First recorded in 1945–50
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In a two-hours' beating-up the ravine he found no traces of bears.The Graysons