beat-up

adjective
\ ˈbēt-ˌəp How to pronounce beat-up (audio) , -ˈəp \

Definition of beat-up

First Known Use of beat-up

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Beat-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beat-up. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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beat-up

adjective
\ ˈbēt-ˌəp \

Kids Definition of beat-up

: badly worn or damaged by use or neglect a beat-up old car

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