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beat down

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbeat down phrasal verb1 DNif the sun beats down, it shines very brightly and the weather is hot2 DNif the rain beats down, it is raining very hard3 beat the door down to hit a door so hard that it falls down4 beat somebody down British EnglishCHEAP to persuade someone to reduce a pricebeat somebody down to He wanted £4,500 for the car, but I beat him down to £3,850.5 beat somebody ↔ down to make someone feel defeated, so they no longer respect themselves The women seemed beaten down. beat→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
beat somebody downI beat him down and got the bracelet for $2.The owners originally wanted $1000 for the horse, but George managed to beat them down to $850.
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Verb table
beat
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybeat
he, she, itbeats
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybeat
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave beaten
he, she, ithas beaten
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad beaten
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill beat
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have beaten
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam beating
he, she, itis beating
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you, we, theyare beating
Past
I, he, she, itwas beating
you, we, theywere beating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been beating
he, she, ithas been beating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been beating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be beating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been beating
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