kick/beat the shit out of sb meaning, kick/beat the shit out of sb definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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shit

  
  ( shits    plural & 3rd person present)   ( shitting    present participle)   ( shat    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-uncount   Some people use shit to refer to solid waste matter from the body of a human being or animal.  
INFORMAL, RUDE  
2       verb   To shit means to get rid of solid waste matter from the body.  
INFORMAL, RUDE   V  
3       n-sing   To have ashit means to get rid of solid waste matter from the body.  
INFORMAL, RUDE  
4       n-plural   If someone has the shits, liquid waste matter keeps coming out of their body because they are ill or afraid.  
INFORMAL, RUDE   the N  
5       n-uncount   People sometimes refer to things that they do not like as shit.  
INFORMAL, RUDE, disapproval   This is a load of shit.     
6       n-count   People sometimes insult someone they do not like by referring to them as a shit.  
INFORMAL, RUDE, disapproval  
7       exclam   Shit is used to express anger, impatience, or disgust.  
INFORMAL, RUDE  
8    To beat or kick the shit out of someone means to beat or kick them so violently that they are badly injured.  
INFORMAL, RUDE  
kick/beat the shit out of sb             phrase   V inflects     (emphasis)   
9    If someone says that the shit hit the fan, they mean that there was suddenly a lot of trouble or angry arguments.  
INFORMAL, RUDE  
the shit hit the fan      phrase   V inflects  
10    If someone says that they do not give a shit about something, they mean that they do not care about it at all.  
INFORMAL, RUDE  
give a shit      phrase   V inflects, usu with brd-neg     (feelings)   
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
n.
extreme nervousness
SLANG
v.
update sb.
Did you hear what happened? - No, fill me in, please.
exp.
to take OR bring somebody down a notch means to make them behave less arrogantly or proudly.
v.
inviter qn une autre fois (à la place)
[US];[Fig.]

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