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English verb: beat down

1. beat down (possession) persuade the seller to accept a lower price

SamplesShe beat the merchant down $100.

ExamplesSam cannot beat down Sue

Synonymsbargain down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)chaffer, haggle, higgle, huckster

2. beat down (perception) shine hard

SamplesThe sun beat down on the hikers.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)beam, shine

3. beat down (motion) dislodge from a position

SamplesShe beat the dealer down to a much better price.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)dislodge, reposition, shift

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