Definition of beatdown
1 : a violent physical beating … said his own client was badly hurt in a beatdown by NYPD officers … — Shayna Jacobs
2 : an emphatic or overwhelming defeat … he was sitting in his Eugene hotel room, … while absorbing a beatdown in PlayStation 3 boxing from his 10-year-old brother Seth. — Tim Layden
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LSU's Kramer Robertson and Greg Deichmann spoke to the SEC Network following the Tigers' 11-0 beatdown of South Carolina.
In the Warriors’ Game 2 beatdown of the Spurs, Simmons seemed like the only one who took the loss personally.
But the way the Blue Jays played the last couple of games this season, including the 19-6 beatdown by Duke, has to irritate some Hopkins followers.
And the announcement of the biggest fight that can be made in boxing was broadcast to HBO's pay-per-view audience, which needed the jolt to wake it up after the one-sided beatdown.
There was a general feistiness in the home clubhouse, even after a 15-hit beatdown that included 11 extra-base hits, the most against the Twins in 19 years.
Predicted Final Score: Alabama 34, Texas A&M 24 Middle Tennessee at Missouri Missouri suffered a beatdown at the hands of Florida last week, while Middle Tennessee lost a heartbreaker to rival Western Kentucky.
The Pioneers, who finished third in the SCVAL’s rugged De Anza Division five games in back of first place Palo Alto, had lost to the Vikings twice during the regular season, including a 21-point beatdown as recently as Feb. 10.
In college play, the shutout is fairly common, from Georgia Tech’s notorious 222-0 rout of Cumberland College of Lebanon, Tenn., in 1916 to Texas A&M’s 67-0 beatdown of Prairie View A&M on Saturday.
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