To beat up

Related to To beat up: To dispose of, unprovoked, followed up
to attack suddenly; to alarm or disturb; as, to beat up an enemy's quarters.

See also: Beat

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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