beat on - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] American informal
present tense
I/you/we/theybeat on
he/she/itbeats on
present participlebeating on
past tensebeat on
past participlebeaten on
  1. beat on someone to hurt someone by hitting them a lot of times

    According to the witness, the police ran up and started beating on him.

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See also main entry: beat