beat down

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beat down (third-person singular simple present beats down, present participle beating down, simple past beat down, past participle beaten down)

  1. (of the sun or rain) To strike with great force.
    We had to leave the beach because the sun was really beating down.
    It was a ghastly morning, with the rain beating down in sheets.
  2. To haggle with someone to sell at a lower price.
    I managed to beat him down to half his original asking price.
  3. (slang) To severely beat someone up.


beat down (plural beat downs)

  1. Alternative spelling of beatdown