take a beating

Definition of take a beating

  1. :  to be beaten badly in a game or contest The team took a beating in last night's game. —often used figuratively to suggest a setback or loss Our plans took a real beating from the review committee. Many investors took quite a (bad) beating when the stock market crashed.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

  1. :  an act of striking with repeated blows so as to injure or damage

    :  the injury or damage thus inflicted

    :  pulsation

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