|1.||[ verb ] 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"
|Related terms:||flog thrash knock_cold clobber cane pistol-whip belabour rough_up soak strong-arm spank beating hit|
|2.||[ verb ] gather|
"drum up support"