Beat down - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbiːt ˈdaʊn|
Brit.  |biːt daʊn|

verb

- persuade the seller to accept a lower price
- shine hard

The sun beat down on the hikers

- dislodge from a position

Examples

The sun beat down mercilessly on the dry earth.

Competition should beat the price down.

The man was asking L5 for the dress, but I beat him down to L4.50.

The sun beat down on the hikers

The sun beat down and temperatures soared into the 30s.

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