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rough sb up

informal
phrasal verb with rough uk   us   /rʌf/ verb
to hit and kick someone, usually to frighten or threaten them
(Definition of rough sb up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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