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Noun: beatdown
Usage: N. Amer
  1. A sound defeat
    - thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whipping, hammering [informal], pasting [informal], débâcle, smackdown [N. Amer, informal]
Verb: beat down  beet dawn
  1. Persuade the seller to accept a lower price
    - bargain down
     
  2. Shine hard
    "The sun beat down on the hikers"
     
  3. (of rain) fall heavily
     
  4. Dislodge from a position

Derived forms: beating down, beatdowns, beat down, beaten down, beats down

Type of: beam, chaffer, defeat, dislodge, haggle, higgle [archaic], huckster [N. Amer], licking, reposition, shift, shine

Encyclopedia: Beatdown