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 in a Sentence

  1. those thugs really worked him over

First Known Use of work over

1832



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