beat something down

beat something down
quell defense or resistance

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • beat something down to something — ˌbeat sb/sth ˈdown (to sth) derived to persuade sb to reduce the price at which they are selling sth • He wanted $8 000 for the car but I beat him down to $6 000. • I beat down the price to $6 000. Main entry: ↑beatderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • beat someone down — beat (someone) down to make someone tired or unable to continue doing something. I like the work, but the schedule just beats me down and wears on me. Usage notes: often used in the form be beaten down: Paul was so beaten down by his debts that… …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat sb down — UK US beat sb/sth down Phrasal Verb with beat({{}}/biːt/ verb [T] (beat, beaten, US also beat) ► to persuade a person or organization to accept a lower amount of money for something that they are selling: »They tried to beat us down on the price …   Financial and business terms

  • beat sth down — UK US beat sb/sth down Phrasal Verb with beat({{}}/biːt/ verb [T] (beat, beaten, US also beat) ► to persuade a person or organization to accept a lower amount of money for something that they are selling: »They tried to beat us down on the price …   Financial and business terms

  • beat somebody down to something — ˌbeat sb/sth ˈdown (to sth) derived to persuade sb to reduce the price at which they are selling sth • He wanted $8 000 for the car but I beat him down to $6 000. • I beat down the price to $6 000. Main entry: ↑beatderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • beat hands down — beat (someone) hands down win (something) hands down to win easily. The last time we played squash he beat me hands down …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat someone down — force someone to reduce the price of something. → beat …   English new terms dictionary

  • beat someone down — force someone to reduce the price of something …   Useful english dictionary

  • beat down — verb 1. persuade the seller to accept a lower price She beat the merchant down $100 • Syn: ↑bargain down • Hypernyms: ↑haggle, ↑higgle, ↑chaffer, ↑huckster • Verb …   Useful english dictionary

  • beat down — beat (someone) down to make someone tired or unable to continue doing something. I like the work, but the schedule just beats me down and wears on me. Usage notes: often used in the form be beaten down: Paul was so beaten down by his debts that… …   New idioms dictionary

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