beat up on someone

beat up on someone
North American way of saying beat someone up.
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  • beat down on someone — beat down on (someone/something) to come from the sky with great force. We lay in bed listening to the rain beat down on the metal roof. Even early in the day a blazing sun beat down on them without mercy. Usage notes: said about rain and sun …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat knowledge into someone — forcefully educate someone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • beat someone up — beat (someone) up 1. to strongly criticize someone. The candidates spent the time beating each other up instead of talking about how to improve the economy. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form beat up on someone: Sanchez beat up on Brown for… …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat up — beat (someone) up 1. to strongly criticize someone. The candidates spent the time beating each other up instead of talking about how to improve the economy. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form beat up on someone: Sanchez beat up on Brown for… …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat someone's brains out — (slang) 1. To kill by hitting repeatedly on the head 2. To subject to a vicious beating • • • Main Entry: ↑beat * * * beat/bash/someone’s brains out informal …   Useful english dictionary

  • beat someone to a pulp — informal phrase to hit someone hard many times, until they are badly hurt or dead Thesaurus: to hit a personsynonym Main entry: pulp * * * beat (or smash) someone to a pulp beat someone severely …   Useful english dictionary

  • beat down on something — beat down on (someone/something) to come from the sky with great force. We lay in bed listening to the rain beat down on the metal roof. Even early in the day a blazing sun beat down on them without mercy. Usage notes: said about rain and sun …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat down on — (someone/something) to come from the sky with great force. We lay in bed listening to the rain beat down on the metal roof. Even early in the day a blazing sun beat down on them without mercy. Usage notes: said about rain and sun …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat down — ► beat down force (someone) to reduce the price of something. Main Entry: ↑beat …   English terms dictionary

  • beat up — ► beat up attack (someone) and hit them repeatedly. Main Entry: ↑beat …   English terms dictionary

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