Definition of Beat down

1. Verb. Persuade the seller to accept a lower price. "Sam cannot beat down Sue "; "She beat the merchant down $100"

Exact synonyms: Bargain Down
Generic synonyms: Chaffer, Haggle, Higgle, Huckster

2. Verb. Shine hard. "The sun beat down on the hikers"
Generic synonyms: Beam, Shine

3. Verb. Dislodge from a position. "She beat the dealer down to a much better price"
Generic synonyms: Dislodge, Reposition, Shift

Definition of Beat down

1. Verb. (of the sun or rain) to strike with great force. ¹

2. Verb. To haggle someone to sell at a lower price. ¹

3. Verb. (slang) to severely beat someone up ¹

4. Noun. (alternative spelling of beatdown) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beat Down

beat-to-beat variability
beat 'em up
beat 'em ups
beat Banaghan
beat a dead horse
beat a retreat
beat about
beat about the bush
beat around the bush
beat back
beat cop
beat down (current term)
beat downs
beat feet
beat generation
beat in
beat level
beat levels
beat one's brain
beat one's head against a stone wall
beat out
beat parry
beat somebody to the punch

Literary usage of Beat down

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1822)
"... Whig Secretaries, and a bitter Whig Advocate-General, laying their heads together to crush and beat down a free press, which, in this country, ..."

2. A General History of the Baptist Denomination in America, and Other Parts of by David Benedict (1813)
"... to beat down all the inventions of men. But the greatest curiosity is, that this Reverend Divine accuses the devil of helping them to it The last of ..."

3. The Annals of Roger de Hoveden: Comprising the History of England and of by Roger, Roger of Hoveden, Henry Thomas Riley (1853)
"If the Divine will cannot be moved by prayer, then the seed with the chaff will the wrath of God beat down. That all things must return unto their ancient ..."

4. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"STAMP, vs To strike down firmly with -ER. the foot, to impress or mark ; to nuke -INO. or fix a mark, sign or impression; to press, force or beat down, ..."

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