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To alarm by a sudden attack.

Additional definitions for 'beat up':

beat upTo give a severe beating to.
beat upTo sail to windward using a series of alternate tacks across the wind.
beat upTo cause by some other means, injuries comparable to the result of being beaten up.
beat upTo feel badly guilty and accuse oneself over something. Usually followed by over.
beat upRepeatedly bomb a military target or targets.
beat upTo get something done, derived from the idea of beating for game.
beat upTo verbally assault repeatedly.
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