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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. destartalado
The beaten-up old shack looked like a stiff breeze would blow it over.La vieja choza destartalada tenía la apariencia de que una brisa fuerte la desmoronaría.
b. maltrecho
We found Roberto passed out in an alley, and he looked pretty beaten-up.Encontramos a Roberto inconsciente en un callejón sin salida y se veía bastante maltrecho.
c. abollado (car)
We thought Devin's beaten-up car would fall apart while we were on the road.Pensábamos que el carro abollado de Devin se desharía en la carretera.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (colloquial)
a. desvencijado(a), destartalado(a) (vehicle)
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beaten-up [ˈbiːtnˈʌp]
[+car] hecho un cacharro (informal)
he drove a beaten-up old Chevrolet a beaten-up car
[+clothes] hecho polvo (informal)
his old, beaten-up black leather jacket men in old T-shirts and beat-up denims she pulls a beaten-up violin out of an old wooden case
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