Today we will learn about phrasal verbs with ‘beat’.
Do you know any phrasal verbs with ‘beat’?
- Beat to.
Meaning: to do something before someone else.
Example: “My company wants to release the same idea but another company has beat us to it.”
- Beat out.
Meaning: to defeat or finished before the competitor.
Example: “The new leader beat out the rival company leader and won the contract.”
- Beat up.
Meaning: to blame or critisize yourself or someone else.
Example: “Don’t beat up yourself up. You need to let it go.”
- Beat down.
Meaning: to force someone to accept a lower price than what they wanted.
Example: “You need to beat down the seller to the price that suits you.”
- Beat off.
Meaning: to stop someone or something from succeeding.
Example: “The small shop beat off the supermarket in selling the accesories.”