English version

beat somebody/something ↔ out

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbeat somebody/something ↔ out phrasal verb1 CAPMif a drum or something else beats out a rhythm, or if you beat out a rhythm on a drum, it makes a continuous regular sound2 especially American EnglishBEAT/DEFEAT to defeat someone in a competition Lockheed beat out a rival company to win the contract. for Roberts beat out Tony Gwynn for the Most Valuable Player Award.3 STOP something THAT IS HAPPENINGto put out a fire by hitting it many times with something such as a cloth beat→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
beat outSo now the Channel Islands businessmen want to buy out what they can not beat.Shall we beat their brains out in court?We thought the murderous hordes were beaten and whimpering out in the jungles, licking their wounds.Six months ago, Pete Wilson wanted to beat the daylights out of Bob Dole on the campaign trail.Like in the Teamsters, where they beat the shit out of people in parking lots.Before the night was over he was going to beat the shit out of that no-good, fucking drunk.Fear of the future had long since beaten that out of the young.Seven hours of beating your brains out when you weren't feeling all that hot to begin with.
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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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