Synonyms and Antonyms of roughing (up)
- she was badly roughed up by her boxing partner
bashing, basting, battering, batting, beating, belaboring, belting, birching, bludgeoning, buffeting, bunging up, clubbing, currying, doing, drubbing, fibbing [British], flogging, hammering, hiding, lacing, lambasting, lashing, lathering, licking, mauling, messing (up), paddling, pelting, pommeling (or pommelling), pounding, pummeling (also pummelling), punching out, slating, slogging, switching, tanning, thrashing, threshing, thumping, tromping, walloping, whaling, whipping, whopping (or whapping), whupping, working over
assailing, assaulting, attacking, besetting, boxing, busting, chopping, clobbering, clouting, cracking, cudgeling (or cudgelling), cuffing, descending (on or upon), hitting, jumping (on), knocking, lamming, laying on, pasting, pouncing (on or upon), punching, raiding, rushing, slamming, slapping, smacking, smashing, socking, spanking, storming, swatting, swiping, thwacking, whacking, whamming, whomping
- the photographer claimed that he had been roughed up by the actor's bodyguards outside the club
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