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English definition of “beat down”

beat down

verb uk phrasal verb with beat   /biːt/ (beat, beaten or US also beat) us  
If the sun beats down, it shines very strongly and makes the air very hot: The tropical sun beat down on them mercilessly.Hot and heatSultriness and humidity
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