Meaning of “beat sb/sth back” in the English Dictionary


(Definition of “beat sb/sth back” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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beat sb/sth back

phrasal verb with beat uk /biːt/ us verb [ T ] beat, beaten, US also beat

to stop someone or something from succeeding:

The central bank has come a step closer to cutting interest rates by trumpeting its success in beating back inflation.
She helped beat back an attempt by industry to weaken the clean-air proposals.

(Definition of “ beat sb/sth back” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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