Beating up

Beating up may refer to:
* Systematic punching many times, or hitting with a blunt instrument, to enforce an order, inflict punishment, prevent the victim from resisting for a while, or release anger. Often two or more men take part, sometimes ith one or two of them restraining the victim.
* In some out-of-date dictionaries, "to alarm by a sudden attack"
* Beating oneself up about something: feeling badly or guilty about it
* Beat-up (adjective), of a car: battered by time and usage
* In WW2 air pilots' usage, repeatedly bombing a military target or targets
* Getting something done, derived from the idea of beating for game
* Used loosely for:
** Repeated verbal assault
** Severe defeat in non-contact competitive sports

ynonyms

* "Beating to pulp": this can mean a more than usually severe physical beating as described above,
** and used loosely for severe defeat in non-contact competitive sports
* "working over", "doing over", "roughing up", "processing"

ee also

* A song by Helen Love entitled "Beat Him Up"
* A type of side-scrolling video game, known as a beat 'em up
* Beating (disambiguation page)


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