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English definition of “duff sb up”

duff sb up

UK informal phrasal verb with duff     /dʌf/ verb [T] Australian English informal
to hit someone repeatedly: Two of the robbers threatened to duff the witness up if he went to the police.Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
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