Definition of beat down phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

beat down

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

beat somethingdown

 
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to hit a door, etc. many times until it breaks open

beat down (on somebody/something)

 
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if the sun beats down, it shines with great heat The sun beat down on the desert sand.

beat somebody/something down (to something)

 
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to persuade someone to reduce the price at which they are selling something He wanted $8,000 for the car but I beat him down to $6,000. I beat down the price to $6,000.
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