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English definition of “beat sth out”

beat sth out

(FIRE) phrasal verb with beat     /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.Stopping firesFire serviceFire and flame
(Definition of beat sth out (FIRE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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