(comparative more beat-up, superlative most beat-up)
- (chiefly of an object) Worn out by overuse; in a state of disrepair
- To give a severe beating to.
- I got beaten up by thugs on my way home.
- To attack suddenly; to alarm.
- To cause by some other means, injuries comparable to the result of being beaten up.
- (reflexive) To feel badly guilty and accuse oneself over something. Usually followed by over or about.
- Don't beat yourself up over such a minor mistake.
- (military, WW2 air pilots' usage) Repeatedly bomb a military target or targets.
- To get something done, derived from the idea of beating for game
- (intransitive, nautical) To sail to windward using a series of alternate tacks across the wind.
- To go diligently about in order to get helpers or participants in an enterprise.
- to beat up for recruits, or for volunteers
(comparative more beat up, superlative most beat up)
- (slang) Battered by time and usage; beaten up.
- Not to be confused with upbeat
(plural beat ups)
- A person who, or thing that, has been beaten up.
- An act of beating up:
- (UK, Australia, New Zealand) An artificially or disingenuously manufactured alarm or outcry, especially one agitated by or through the media.
- (forestry) A tree planted later than others in a plantation.