A punishment or assault in which the victim is hit repeatedly; a beating: she told him to give me a good working-over as payback
More example sentences
- Three men came round to his apartment block, ambushed him in the stairwell, and gave him a violent working over.
- They gave him a vicious working over, but he wouldn't talk.
- The climax of this film was a scene in which two thugs give Roy a working-over in a barn.