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.
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