Meaning of “work sb over” in the English Dictionary

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"work sb over" in British English

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work sb over

phrasal verb with work uk /wɜːk/ us /wɝːk/ verb

to attack and injure someone:

Do you want me to get some of the lads to work him over?
Somebody had worked him over pretty good.

(Definition of “work sb over” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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