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I/you/we/theybeat down
he/she/itbeats down
present participlebeating down
past tensebeat down
past participlebeaten down
  1. 1
    [transitive] to persuade someone to sell you something at a lower price than their first offer
    beat someone down to something: The original price was $236,000, but we beat them down to $210,000.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] if the rain beats down, it rains very hard
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  3. 3
    [intransitive] if the sun beats down, it shines very brightly making the weather very hot
    beat down on: I could feel the sun beating down on my head.
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