Definition of beaten
off the beaten trackor US
off the beaten path
: in a remote place rarely visited by people The store is truly located off the beaten path, in an industrial park tucked away on a quiet road. — Mike Lustig I am always looking for trips that are off the beaten track and are simple, safe, and rewarding in the numbers and varieties of birds located. — Hugh P. Smith, Jr.
Examples of beaten in a sentence
felt beaten after three months of 90-hour workweeks
Origin and Etymology of beaten
Middle English beten, from past participle of beten “to 1beat”
First Known Use: 13th century
BEATEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of beaten for English Language Learners
: formed into a desired shape by being hit with a hammer
of a path, trail, etc. : made smooth : walked on by many people
: having lost all hope or spirit
BEATEN Defined for Kids
Definition of beaten for Students
1 : worn smooth by passing feet a beaten path
2 : having lost all hope or spirit Unable to find a job, she felt beaten.
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