beat sth out Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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beat sth out

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

beat sth out (MUSIC)

to make ​sounds that have a ​particularrhythm by ​hitting something such as a ​drum: The ​drummerbeat out a ​steadyrhythm while we ​marched.

beat sth out (FIRE)

to make a ​fire go out by ​hitting it ​repeatedly with an ​object, such as a ​largepiece of ​cloth: She ​beat the ​flames out with her ​barehands.
(Definition of beat sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “beat sth out”
in Chinese (Simplified) 音乐, 打拍子, 用鼓点奏出节拍…
in Chinese (Traditional) 音樂, 打拍子, 用鼓拍打出節拍…
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