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English definition of “beaten”


adjective uk   /ˈbiː.tən/ us    /-t̬ən/
[before noun] describes gold or another metal that has been made flat by having been hit repeatedly with a hard object: She was wearing a necklace of beaten gold.Metals and metalworkingChemical elements [before noun] describes a path or track that people walk along regularly so that the ground has become hard and the path is clearHabitual and customary
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