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work over

verb

Definition of work over

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to subject to thorough examination, study, or treatment <shelf stock worked over by shoppers>

  3. 2 :  to do over :  rework <saved the play by working the first act over>

  4. 3 :  to beat up or manhandle with thoroughness <the gang worked me over>



Examples of work over

  1. <those thugs really worked him over>



1835

First Known Use of work over

1835


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