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Synonyms for work over

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  1. beat, beat up, work over(verb)

    give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression

    "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher used to beat the students"

    exhaust, stupefy, baffle, stick, perplex, vanquish, rally, get, drum up, mystify, flummox, beat, outwit, circumvent, tick, nonplus, trounce, pulsate, drum, beat up, bunk, dumbfound, tucker out, flap, beat out, gravel, thump, ticktack, outsmart, thrum, ticktock, amaze, quiver, pound, puzzle, overreach, bewilder, crush, tucker, vex, wash up, outfox, pose, scramble, shell


  1. work over(verb)

    To improve a prototype, or first draft.

    The estimated figures are not bad, but somebody will have to work them over.

    rework, polish

  2. work over(verb)

    To physically attack in order to cause injury.

    He'll talk, once we work him over.

    beat up

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How to use work over in a sentence?

  1. Meg Whitman:

    We've done a significant amount of work over the past few years to take costs out and simplify processes and these final actions will eliminate the need for any future corporate restructuring.

  2. President Trump:

    I'm going to be doing a little work over the weekend, i'm going to be studying the federal workers in Washington that you have been reading so much about, people don't want to give them the increase, they haven't had one in a long time, I said I'm going to study that over the weekend.

  3. Gordon Chang:

    What they have done is really Gods work, over a long period of time, this group has been able to do some very important things that governments have not wanted to do and have not been able to do. And also we know that the group took thumb drives out of the North Korean embassy in Madrid, they gave them to the FBI and this is important because North Korean embassies are really centers of crime. North Korea raises money through criminal activities, which are centered on the embassies. I am sure that we found a lot of information about how North Korea launders money through Europe, because of the information this group gave to federal authorities.

  4. Med Jones:

    The forces of the Power Cycles work over time to distributes the power and wealth among nations. Every nation and every political party must go through the cycles of expansion and contraction. This is true for all past, current and future powers. The only difference is that this power cycle got accelerated tremendously with the introduction of the Internet and global communications.

  5. Andrea Syrtash:

    Couplesdon't need to do everything together; but a couple can't lead separate lives if they want their marriage to work over the long-term, they shouldn't be co-dependent or too independent -- they should be interdependent.


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