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English definition of “beat sb down”

beat sb down

informal phrasal verb with beat     /biːt/ verb (beat, beaten or US also beat)
to persuade someone to accept a lower amount of money for something: He wanted £50 for the bike, but I managed to beat him down to £35.Negotiating prices
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