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English definition of “ beat sb/sth back”

beat sb/sth back

phrasal verb with beat
 
 
/biːt/ verb [T] (beat, beaten, US also beat)
to stop someone or something from succeeding: The central bank has come a step closer to cutting interest rates by trumpeting its success in beating back inflation. She helped beat back an attempt by industry to weaken the clean-air proposals.
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