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
Recent Examples of beaten from the Web
Off the beaten path on Big Pine Key, just before the bridge to No Name Key.
Here’s where to go to get your family off the beaten path.
Chicago has no shortage of neighborhood bars, but the most comfortable and welcoming ones tend to be located off the beaten path, on residential streets.
Parade Route: Look for a new parade route through downtown this year, taking some favorite viewing spots off the beaten path.
And so the film goes off the beaten track, plot-wise and geographically.
The group formed in Seattle in the 1980s at a time when the city was far off the beaten path of the musical mainstream and there were few venues for smaller artists to play original material.
The area where David Lee Edds, 61, was supposed to be hiding was heavily wooded and off the beaten path.
A yen for excitement could be satisfied by meeting new people or visiting new places that lie off the beaten path.
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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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