English version

work somebody over

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwork somebody over phrasal verb informalHITto attack someone by hitting them several times work→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
work overStill, I pestered her to distraction, trying to get her to talk to me as she went about her work.They tied him to a chair with wire around his arms and legs, then worked him over.We want to make a living out of it, we have to make it work.This great work, appearing over a quarter of a century, was intended to sum up all available knowledge.Some one was working him over but good.She was exhausted with work and grief over her mother's early death, a mother she loved very much.There are also times when we allow conflicts away from work to spill over into the workplace and harm our careers.He starts to draw, working his way over the sheets with a brush and ink.
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Verb table
work
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywork
he, she, itworks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyworked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave worked
he, she, ithas worked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad worked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill work
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have worked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam working
he, she, itis working
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you, we, theyare working
Past
I, he, she, itwas working
you, we, theywere working
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been working
he, she, ithas been working
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been working
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be working
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been working
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