Beat out - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbiːt ˈaʊt|
Brit.  |biːt ˈaʊt|

verb

- come out better in a competition, race, or conflict (syn: beat, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish)
- beat out a rhythm

Examples

Beat out this tune on a drum.

The boat beat out when the storm had passed.

Lockheed beat out a rival company to win the contract.

Roberts beat out Tony Gwynn for the Most Valuable Player Award.

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