(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.
To haggle someone to sell at a lower price.
I managed to beat him down to half his original asking price.
(slang) To severely beat someone up.
- bargain down
Alternative spelling of beatdown.
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