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beat down

Definition of beat down

  1. 1 of the sun :  to shine down with great heat and strength <The blazing sun was beating down on us mercilessly/relentlessly.>

  2. 2 :  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 the crops down.> —often used figuratively <Years of failure had beaten him down.>

  3. 3 chiefly British :  to cause (someone) to lower a price <I beat her down from £30 to £15.>

  4. 4 chiefly British :  to cause someone to lower (a price) <I beat her asking price down from £30 to £15.>



Word by Word Definitions

beatplay
  1. :  to strike repeatedly:

    :  to walk on :  tread

    :  to strike directly against forcefully and repeatedly :  dash against

  1. :  a single stroke or blow especially in a series

    :  pulsation, tick

    :  a sound produced by or as if by beating

  1. :  being in a state of exhaustion :  exhausted

    :  sapped of resolution or morale

    :  of, relating to, or being beatniks

  1. :  beatnik

downplay
  1. :  toward or in a lower physical position

    :  to a lying or sitting position

    :  toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. :  down along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. :  to cause to go or come down: as

    :  bring down

    :  consume

  1. :  occupying a low position

    :  lying on the ground

    :  directed or going downward

  1. :  descent, depression

    :  an instance of putting down

    :  a complete play to advance the ball in football

  1. :  a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. :  a covering of soft fluffy feathers

    :  these feathers

    :  something soft and fluffy like down


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to lessen in amount, effect, or force

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