1. [late 18C+] to thrash, to beat; esp. in descriptive combs., such as warm someone’s arse/warm someone’s jacket v., to thrash; thus warming n., a beating.
2. [mid-19C] to infect with venereal disease.
3. [mid-19C] to abuse, to scold.
see under behind n.
1. [20C+] (Ulster, also warm someone’s lug) to hit someone across the ear; usu. in unexecuted threat, I’ll warm your ear (for you!).
2. [1920s–30s] (US) to chatter and gossip incessantly.
to thrash, to beat.
[late 18C–1930s] to thrash, esp. in context of school beatings.
[mid-19C–1910s] to box someone’s ears.
SE in slang uses
[19C] to stand in front of the fire with lifted skirts.
[mid-19C] to drink, to get drunk.
[20C+] to stand with one’s back to the fire.
see separate entries.