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./

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