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beat sth out

verb uk phrasal verb with beat   /biːt/ (beat, beaten or US also beat) us  

(MUSIC)

to make sounds that have a particular rhythm by hitting something such as a drum: The drummer beat out a steady rhythm while we marched.

(FIRE)

to make a fire go out by hitting it repeatedly with an object, such as a large piece of cloth: She beat the flames out with her bare hands.
Translations of “beat sth out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 音樂, 打拍子, 用鼓拍打出節拍…
in Chinese (Simplified) 音乐, 打拍子, 用鼓点奏出节拍…
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