beat out phrasal

beat out phrasal
verb
1 (transitive something out) to put out a fire by beating
2 (transitive beat something out of someone) to force someone to tell you something by beating them: I had the truth beaten out of me by my father.
3 (transitive beat something out) if drums beat out a rhythm (1) or you beat out a rhythm on the drums, they make a continuous regular sound
4 (transitive beat someone out) AmE to defeat someone in a competition: Roberts beat out Tony Gwynn for the Most Valuable Player Award.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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