banged up

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banged up

  1. simple past tense and past participle of bang up


banged up (not comparable)

  1. (informal) Spending time in prison or jail.
    My uncle has been banged up for ten years now; I haven't seen him in five.
  2. (informal) Physically injured or wounded.
    He is banged up: he suffers strain to left shoulder.



  • "It does hurt, not just my ankle but all over. I'm banged up like hell. But I'm not, you know, hurt. Like needing an X Ray or the infirmary or whatever." - "Middle Age: A Romance" (2001) by Joyce Carol Oates (Fourth Estate, paperback edition, 164)