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  • v. to strike with great force.
  • v. To haggle someone to sell at a lower price.
  • v. to severely beat someone up
  • n. Alternative spelling of beatdown.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. shine hard
  • v. dislodge from a position
  • v. persuade the seller to accept a lower price


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  • You remember the machinery which the federalists played off, about that time, to beat down the friends to the real principles of our constitution, to silence by terror every expression in their favor, to bring us into war with France and alliance with England, and finally to homologize our constitution with that of England.


  • Where the canopy ended, rain beat down on the High Road.

    Burning Tower

  • The Crystal Desert sun beat down on a strange company.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • In the dim vistas of the woods it was cool and shady, but the sun beat down mercilessly upon the sides of the cliff, and as she watched the shifting rays she wondered how the battle went in sickening dread, and then rebuked her own impatience for news.

    Winona: A Tale of Negro Life in the South and Southwest

  • But the bad thing, it had the power to shut Papa's mouth, to beat down the strongest, best man Al Junior ever knew or heard of.

    Seventh Son

  • ‘If you do not renounce them,’ Sun beat down hard upon Indru’s head, ‘they will learn more from you; they will grow too strong even for us to control.

    Promise of the Wolves

  • If Hooch ever got completely beat down and broken, he'd make sure nobody else profited.

    He Don't Know Him

  • The rain beat down on him, the wind tried to tear him from the Prophet's shoulders.

    He Don't Know Him

  • But on this summer's day in New Orleans, less than one year after the worst storm in American history beat down your door, I look out at the largest class to ever graduate from this college and know that one thing is certain - Xavier University is back.

    Xavier University Commencement Address

  • He looked down at his feet and noted that a half circle of puncheon was scuffed and worn pale around the front of the hearth the way a dog on a rope will beat down the dirt at the perimeter of its range.

    Cold Mountain


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