beat-up


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beat-up

(bēt′ŭp′)
adj. Slang
Damaged or worn because of neglect or heavy use.

beat-up

(ˈbitˈʌp)

adj.
Informal. dilapidated; broken-down.
[1935]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.beat-up - damaged by blows or hard usagebeat-up - damaged by blows or hard usage; "a battered old car"; "the beaten-up old Ford"
damaged - harmed or injured or spoiled; "I won't buy damaged goods"; "the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings"
Translations

beat-up

[ˈbiːtʌp] ADJhecho polvo, de perras

beat-up

adj (inf)zerbeult, ramponiert (inf)

beat-up

[ˌbiːtˈʌp] adj (fam) → scassato/a
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One of the worst examples of this, and the darling insight of the regular Time and Newsweek beat-ups on the sad state of Japan Inc., claims that because official debt in Japan now totals [yen] 700 trillion, the nation is bankrupt.