beat up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v beat up gather "drum up support"
    • v beat up give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night","The teacher used to beat the students"
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Quotations

  • Muhammad Ali
    Muhammad%20Ali
    “It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.”
  • Patty Sheehan
    Patty Sheehan
    “Enjoy the successes that you have, and don't be too hard on yourself when you don't do well. Too many times we beat up on ourselves. Just relax and enjoy it.”
  • Murray Kempton
    Murray Kempton
    “A neighborhood is where, when you go out of it, you get beat up.”
  • Babe Ruth
    Babe Ruth
    “It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
  • Babe Ruth
    Babe Ruth
    “You just can't beat the person who never gives up.”

Usage

In literature:

He said these things was killed and put up to dry and then beat up into dust like.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
These fellers beat 'em up when they get like this.
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
A man had run up and was standing beside the egg, beating at it.
"The Sky Is Falling" by Lester del Rey
Dey jes take de rice en beat it 'cross some hoes dat dey hab fix up somewhey dere on de plantation.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
I took a horse and beat it up into the coast mountains.
"Judith of Blue Lake Ranch" by Jackson Gregory
Says you wheedled him into comin' over to the Lazy Y an' then beat him up.
"The Boss of the Lazy Y" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Just then Ferguson rides up with a English gink who's a friend of Mr. Van's, 'n' the dame beats it into the club-house.
"Blister Jones" by John Taintor Foote
At New York we beat up the police; and, later on, worried Mulberry Street and the great detective service for which the city is famous.
"Foe-Farrell" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The duke of Wirtemberg having taken possession of Fulda, the hereditary prince of Brunswick resolved to beat up his quarters.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
When he came up my heart just stopped beating.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
Don't want you beating up my niggers so they can't work.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
By the way, howcome you to be beat up so bad, Mr.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
Her heart beating fast, Barrie lifted the lid, and up to her nostrils floated a faint fragrance.
"The Heather-Moon" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
When done and while yet hot, beat up the whites of two eggs and whip into the sauce.
"Vaughan's Vegetable Cook Book (4th edition)" by Anonymous
At any rate, I shall not give up beat until I have tried.
"The Bobbin Boy" by William M. Thayer
The dacoits had given up trying to force the door quietly, and were beating it down.
"Jack Haydon's Quest" by John Finnemore
No co-operation with your captain until he forced it; out in the sticks beating up helpless men.
"Police Your Planet" by Lester del Rey
He drew forward the chair left vacant by the cat, and beat up the cushion.
"Tiverton Tales" by Alice Brown
So I indulges in a shadowy little grin myself and beats it up town.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
She put them back in their niche, and lifted up a bowl of rice to their feet, and beat her head on the ground before them.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
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In poetry:

Where we planted roses sweet
Thorns come up an' pricked the feet;
But this old world's hard to beat,—
Here's hopin'!
"Here's Hopin'" by Frank Lebby Stanton
At times a blacksmith's anvil sounds
With slow and sluggard beat,
Or stage-coach on its dusty rounds
Fakes up the staring street.
"The Countess" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"Then Lords and Lordlings, 'Squires and Knights,
Wits, Witlings, Prigs and Peers!
Garth at St. James's, and at White's,
Beats up for Volunteers.
"Sandys Ghost ; A Proper Ballad on the New Ovid's Metamorphosis" by Alexander Pope
Alas, 'tis cold and dark!
The wind all night hath sung a wintry tune!
Hail from black clouds that swallowed up the moon
Beat, beat against my bark.
"The Tree's Prayer" by George MacDonald
Hurrah for a song that is not too long,
With a jolly roaring chorus,
While our cans beat time to the ringing rhyme
Till the ceiling cracks up o'er us.
"A Song" by James Edwin Campbell
Whose light suffused upward into the fog flooded its vault, we
wandered
Through a weird country where the light beat up from earthward,
and was golden.
"Point Joe" by Robinson Jeffers

In news:

Zdeno Chara sat calmly at his locker, concerned more about beating the Montreal Canadiens in the tight division race than getting beat up by them.
2nd, if you going to play spider man you can be 4 foot and chubby and then act all cocky as shit when beating up on your friends.
Beating up the IRS legally often is their favorite indoor sport.
Cops say he robbed 7-11, beat up employee in Rockaway Borough.
The Knicks' physically and mentally beat up the defending champion Heat in Miami tonight, 112-92, even without Carmelo Anthony.
The New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Board voted last month to revoke a former Belen police officer's certification, following an incident where he allegedly beat up a burglary suspect.
Heavy trucks are beating up the roads in North Dakota, especially in oil country.
BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall didn't have a lot to say after practice Monday night regarding the quarterback situation, other than to reiterate that senior Riley Nelson "is still beat up" and that they will follow last week's format.
DMX still not impressed by Drake, says he'd probably beat up the Young Money artist in an elevator if it were 10 years ago.
Is a team no less good if they beat up on bad opponents.
South Carolina's stout defense keeps beating up Clemson's high-powered offense, and it has tipped the scales of the bitter rivalry in favor of the No 11 Gamecocks.
Get some old beat-up flies from your fly box and cut off the hooks.
A Duluth , Minnesota, police officer will face criminal charges for, as a video shows, beating up a man in a detox facility last month, the city's police department said Thursday.
A woman was arrested after beating up her cousin during a visit, officials said.
Oracle's Larry Ellison Beats Up on His Rivals—Again.
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In science:

What can I do (compute) with it? I can surely add and multiply numbers really fast, but could I also use it to factor large numbers? It can effortlessly beat me in chess, but I am up to the challenge in go1 .
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
Considering panel (d), we see that up to around 2050 (and smoothing the black curve a little by eye), the ‘no change’ forecast (the black line) actually beats the ensemble mean (the red line).
Improving the expected accuracy of forecasts of future climate using a simple bias-variance tradeoff
Noteworthy here is that the even number times (such as 4/4 and 2/4) are easy to walk to, dance to, or march to because you always end up with the same foot hitting the floor on a strong beat.
Music in Terms of Science
First of all, we want to stress that up to now, there is no correct non-linear model for Beat Cepheids.
EROS differential studies of Cepheids in the Magellanic Clouds : Stellar pulsation, stellar evolution and distance scale
In zero field, up and down spins relax equally; upon application of a field, the lifting of the Zeeman degeneracy gives rise to a varying polarization that reflects quantum beating between the Zeeman-split spin levels. A detailed theory of these effects remain to be developed.
Some Recent Issues in Quantum Magnetism
For AM CVn, the absorption lines show variations on the beat frequency between orbital and superhump frequencies. (ii) An outbursting phase, in which large optical variability (up to 4 magnitudes) is seen (CR Boo, KL Dra, V803 Cen, CP Eri, 2003aw with periods 20 ∼< P ∼< 40 min).
AM CVn stars
On occasion, when a QPO occurred above νspin (e.g., Angelini et al. 1989, Finger et al. 1996) its luminosityor spin-up-rate related changes in frequency were consistent with either the beat frequency or the orbital frequency at rmag , allowing to constrain neutron-star parameters.
A review of rapid X-ray variability in X-ray binaries
All the beat wave experiments have been made with two laser beams at l» 1.0530m m and l» 1.0642mm, pulse duration of about 100ps and energies up to 10J per wavelength.
A summary of the beatwave experiments at Ecole Polytechnique
Arrays of beating cilia are also found lining the airway where they sweep mucus and foreign particles up toward the nasal passage .
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
With that approach, it is found that two cilia starting randomly end up beating in perfect synchrony within two beating cycles [110].
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
We check whether p′ can potentially beat p by first bribing voters of type one, and then those of type two, up to a total of our quota q .
The Complexity of Manipulating $k$-Approval Elections
Since we don’t want any candidate to have fewer than this many vetoes, for each c 6= p, we can bribe up to max(Vetoes(p, c), Vetoes(p) − Vetoes(c) − q) voters whom veto both p and c and ensure that c will not beat p.
The Complexity of Manipulating $k$-Approval Elections
Ullman, J.D.: Bottom-up beats top-down for datalog.
Layered Fixed Point Logic
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