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beat sb/sth back

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

phrasal verb with beat uk   us   /biːt/ verb [T] (beat, beaten, US also beat)
to ​stop someone or something from ​succeeding: The ​centralbank has come a ​step closer to ​cuttinginterestrates by trumpeting its ​success in ​beating back ​inflation. She helped ​beat back an attempt by ​industry to ​weaken the clean-air ​proposals.
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