beat down

phrasal verb
Word forms "beat down":
present tense I/you/we/they beat down he/she/it beats down present participle beating down past tense beat down past participle beaten down
1) [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.

2) [intransitive] if the rain beats down, it rains very hard
3) [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 £100,000, but we beat them down to £95,000.


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