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English definition of “bang sb up”

bang sb up

verb uk phrasal verb with bang   /bæŋ/ us  
to lock someone up, especially in prison: She's terrified of him and won't make a statement until we've (= have got) him banged up in the cells.Putting people in prison
(Definition of bang sb up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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