WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
- Informal. dilapidated;
broken-down:my old, beat-up train set got restored.
in poor condition from use:a beat-up old jalopy.
- the warpwise count of tufts of pile in the warp of carpets.
- adjective, adjectival, noun, nominal use of verb, verbal phrase beat up 1935–40