rough up

Definition of rough up

informal

  1. :  to hit and hurt (someone) The prisoner claimed that he was roughed up by the guards.

Word by Word Definitions

roughplay
  1. :  marked by inequalities, ridges, or projections on the surface :  coarse

    :  covered with or made up of coarse and often shaggy hair — compare smooth, wirehaired

    :  having a broken, uneven, or bumpy surface

  1. :  roughly

    :  without usual conveniences

    :  without proper shelter

  1. :  uneven ground covered with high grass, brush, and stones

    :  such ground bordering a golf fairway

    :  the rugged or disagreeable side or aspect

  1. :  roughen

    :  to subject to abuse :  manhandle, beat

    :  to subject to unnecessary and intentional violence in a sport

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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