Definition of rough someone up in English:

rough someone up

  • informal Beat someone up: he was roughed up in jail while awaiting trial
    More example sentences
    • Fearing that the criminal would return and rough me up, I blew on my crime whistle to wake my neighbors for help.
    • The pizzas are knocked flying as the thugs nab Stan and start roughing him up.
    • Failing to do this will result in Internet thugs coming to your house and roughing you up.
    Synonyms
    beat up, beat, attack, assault, knock about/around, maltreat, mistreat, abuse, batter, manhandle
    informal do over, bash up, work over, beat the living daylights out of
    British informal duff up
    North American informal beat up on
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