beat out

1. come out better in a competition, race, or conflict (Freq. 2)

Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship


We beat the competition


Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game

Syn: ↑beat, ↑crush, ↑shell, ↑trounce, ↑vanquish
Derivationally related forms: ↑vanquishable (for: ↑vanquish), ↑vanquisher (for: ↑vanquish), ↑trouncing (for: ↑trounce), ↑beatable (for: ↑beat), ↑beating (for: ↑beat)
Hypernyms: ↑get the better of, ↑overcome, ↑defeat
outpoint, ↑outscore, ↑walk over, ↑eliminate, ↑worst, ↑pip, ↑mop up, ↑whip, ↑rack up, ↑whomp, ↑get the best, ↑have the best, ↑overcome, ↑spread-eagle, ↑spreadeagle, ↑rout, ↑get the jump, ↑cheat, ↑chouse, ↑shaft, ↑screw, ↑chicane, ↑jockey, ↑surpass, ↑outstrip, ↑outmatch, ↑outgo, ↑exceed, ↑outdo, ↑surmount, ↑outperform, ↑get over, ↑subdue, ↑master, ↑outflank, ↑trump, ↑best, ↑scoop, ↑outfight, ↑overpower, ↑overmaster, ↑overwhelm, ↑checkmate, ↑mate, ↑immobilize, ↑immobilise, ↑outplay, ↑cream, ↑bat, ↑clobber, ↑drub, ↑thrash, ↑lick
Verb Group: ↑outwit, ↑overreach, ↑outsmart, ↑outfox, ↑beat, ↑circumvent
Entailment: ↑win
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Somebody ——s somebody


Something ——s somebody


The fighter managed to beat out his opponent

2. beat out a rhythm
Syn: ↑tap out, ↑thump out
Hypernyms: ↑beat
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Something ——s something

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beat out [phrasal verb]
1 beat out (something) or beat (something) out
1 a : to put out (a fire) by beating

The fire was raging but we managed to beat it out.

1 b baseball : to turn (a ground ball) into a base hit by running fast to first base

He beat out a bunt.

2 beat out (someone or something) or beat (someone or something) out US : to defeat or overcome (a person, team, etc.)

They were beaten out [=beaten] in the semifinals.

She thought she would get the job, but someone else beat her out. [=someone else got the job]

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Main Entry:beat

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

(by hammering), / , , , / , (with fatigue)

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