Meaning of “beat sth out” in the English Dictionary

"beat sth out" in British English

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beat sth out

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


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.

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