beating-up

[bee-ting-uhp]
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

First recorded in 1945–50
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Historical Examples of beating-up

  • In a two-hours' beating-up the ravine he found no traces of bears.

    The Graysons

    Edward Eggleston