beat down

beat down  {v.}
1. To crush or break the spirit of; win over; conquer.
All their defenses were beaten down by the tanks.
2.  {informal}
a. To try to get reduced; force down by discussing.
Can we beat down the price?
b. To persuade or force (someone) to accept a lower price or easier payments.
He tried to beat us down, so we did not sell the house.
3. To shine brightly or hotly.
At noon the sun beat down on our heads as we walked home.
Categories: informal verb

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