Meaning of WORK OVER in English

WORK OVER

Function: transitive verb

Date: 1835

1 : to subject to thorough examination, study, or treatment <shelf stock worked over by shoppers>

2 : to do over : REWORK <saved the play by working the first act over >

3 : to beat up or manhandle with thoroughness <the gang worked me over >

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.