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English definition of “beat sb/sth back”

beat sb/sth back

verb uk phrasal verb with beat   /biːt/ (beat, beaten or US also beat) us  
to use force to move someone or something away from you: Riot police beat back the crowds of demonstrators.Responding to an attack
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