Commonly used phrasal verbs with BEAT in English.
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- Meaning: Strike with great force
- Example: It was a ghastly morning, with the rain beating down in sheets.
- Meaning: Haggle with someone to sell at a lower price
- Example: I managed to beat him down to half his original asking price.
- Meaning: Waste time
- Example: I beat off at work all day; I didn’t get anything done.
- Meaning: Sound a rhythm on a percussion instrument such as a drum
- Example: The drummer beat out a steady slow march.
- Meaning: Extinguish
- Example: He managed to beat the flames out with a blanket.
- Meaning: Defeat by a narrow margin
- Example: She beat out three other contenders to claim the prize.
- Meaning: Give a severe beating to, to assault violently hitting the victim repeatedly
- Example: I got beaten up by thugs on my way home.
- Meaning: Feel badly guilty and accuse oneself over something
- Example: Don’t beat yourself up over such a minor mistake.
Useful phrasal verbs with BEAT.