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English definition of “beat sb down”

beat sb down

UK phrasal verb with beat     /biːt/ verb (past tense beat, past participle beaten, also US beat)
to persuade someone to charge you less for somethingValue and price decreases
(Definition of beat sb down from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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