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adjective beat up
1destartalado informal(clothes) andrajoso
- He started by getting into his beat-up old car and driving around the city going through people's garbage looking for things he could fix up and sell.
- Although we're rattling our way along Dumbarton Road in nothing but a beat-up Ford Fiesta it really feels like we're out here cruising on the edge of the world.
- There's a half-facetious saying there: whoever is driving the most beat-up car has right-of-way.
- I'm talking about the revelation that I now had it within my power to hop in my beat-up hatchback and drive anywhere in North America.
- I'm wearing a pair of beat-up running shoes and wool socks, with just a T-shirt and shorts over my bike shorts.
- Off he goes at the wheel of some beat-up white Nissan, sitting low on its springs from the cargo of artillery shells in the back.
- Natural resources are seen as a surer bet than painful recovery in beat-up car, aircraft and consumer-electronics factories.
- There is a range of properties - from beat-up student digs through to designer boutiques - each of which can be renovated.
- He walks me to the street where a beat-up Toyota Corolla waits for us.
- The students enter the classroom noisily and take their places in groups of five or six at a series of beat-up tables.
- Friends say they saw Bianca climb into a beat-up van driven by a man who appeared to be in his 20s.
- I didn't have it in 1960 because there's a beat-up old photograph of my room from then, with no sign of the rocker.
- Lehder took one look at my clunky, beat-up old tape recorder and gave me a new one.
- Eastwood plays Frankie, a wizened old fight trainer who runs a regulation beat-up gym.
- Rodney passed me a can of coke as I sat down on his beat-up sofa.
- I smiled tightly and moved passed him, heading for the corner of the library that had a set of beat-up paperbacks that were generally good reads.
- Blue-collar workers with beat-up bait casting rods might drop in to fish for a few hours in the evening before heading home.
- In front of the couch there was a very beat-up wooden coffee table.
- Maybe this was because he had worn flip-flops instead of his old beat-up sneakers, and his right one kept catching on the brake at every stop sign and red light.
- Jay grabs the beat-up green messenger bag and flings it the 5 feet into her awaiting hand.