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English definition of “beat up”

beat up

adjective     /biːtˈʌp/ US  /biːt̬-/ (also beaten up) informal
(of things) in bad condition : [before noun] a beat-up old car In bad condition
(Definition of beat up adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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