Beat-up meaning

bētŭp
(Australia, UK, New Zealand) An artificially or disingenuously manufactured outcry, usually in the media.
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Damaged or worn because of neglect or heavy use.
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(chiefly of an object) Worn out by overuse; in a state of disrepair.
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To give a severe beating to.

I got beaten up by thugs on my way home.

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To cause by some other means, injuries comparable to the result of being beaten up.
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(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.

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(military, WW2 air pilots' usage) Repeatedly bomb a military target or targets.
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To get something done, derived from the idea of beating for game.
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(intransitive, nautical) To sail to windward using a series of alternate tacks across the wind.
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To go diligently about in order to get helpers or participants in an enterprise.

To beat up for recruits, or for volunteers.

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(slang) Battered by time and usage; beaten up.
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A person who, or thing that, has been beaten up.
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An act of beating up:
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(UK, Australia, New Zealand) An artificially or disingenuously manufactured alarm or outcry, especially one agitated by or through the media.
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(forestry) A tree planted later than others in a plantation.
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(slang) Dilapidated, battered, shabby, deteriorated, etc.
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