beat out (third-person singular simple present beats out, present participle beating out, simple past beat out, past participle beaten out or beat out)
- To sound a rhythm on a percussion instrument such as a drum.
- The drummer beat out a steady slow march.
- To extinguish.
- He managed to beat the flames out with a blanket.
- (US) To defeat by a narrow margin.
- She beat out three other contenders to claim the prize.