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“beat down” in British English

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beat down

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

If the sun beats down, it shines very strongly and makes the air very hot:

The tropical sun beat down on them mercilessly.

(Definition of “beat down” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“beat down” in American English

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beat down

phrasal verb with beat us /bit/ verb

(of sun) to shine very brightly or (of rain) to come down strongly:

The sun beat down, parching the already dry fields.

(Definition of “beat down” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)