beat down

verb
1. persuade the seller to accept a lower price
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She beat the merchant down $100

Syn: ↑bargain down
Hypernyms: ↑haggle, ↑higgle, ↑chaffer, ↑huckster
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Sam cannot beat down Sue

2. shine hard
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The sun beat down on the hikers

Hypernyms: ↑shine, ↑beam
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

3. dislodge from a position
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She beat the dealer down to a much better price

Hypernyms: ↑shift, ↑dislodge, ↑reposition
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

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(of the sun) radiate intense heat and brightness
(of rain) fall hard and continuously

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beat down [phrasal verb]
1 of the sun : to shine down with great heat and strength

The blazing sun was beating down on us mercilessly/relentlessly.

2 beat (something) down or beat down (something) : to hit (something, such as a door) so that it falls down

The police had to beat down the door to get into the house.

The storm beat down the crops.

— often used figuratively

Years of failure had beaten him down. [=had caused him to lose hope or spirit]

3 chiefly Brit
3 a beat (someone) down or beat down (someone) : to cause (someone) to lower a price

I beat her down from £30 to £15.

3 b beat (a price) down or beat down (a price) : to cause someone to lower (a price)

I beat her asking price down from £30 to £15.

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Main Entry:beat

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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