Meaning of beat out in English:

beat out

Translate beat out into Spanish

phrasal verb

  • 1beat something out, beat out somethingProduce a loud, rhythmic sound by striking something.

    ‘he beat out a rhythm on the drums’
    • ‘I took the drumsticks back and started beating a rhythm out.’
    • ‘The sound she beat out was at once primal and primitive, yet nuanced, complex, flowing.’
    • ‘He is lightly beating out a rhythm which gradually increases in intensity.’
    • ‘She tapped her fingers against the table, beating out a rhythm.’
    • ‘So even while we're having dinner as the food's being served, the drummer will be beating out a tune on the table as everyone sings along.’
  • 2beat something out, beat out somethingExtinguish flames by striking at them with a suitable object.

    ‘he made a frantic dash to grab an armful of branches and beat out the flames’
    • ‘It carried on relentlessly burning, melting the sole of his shoes as he finally beat the flames out.’
    • ‘It screamed as flames surrounded it; screaming, it tried to beat them out.’
    • ‘Other men knocked them to the ground and began to beat the flames out savagely.’
    • ‘Several men attempted to beat the flames out while water was poured on the fire.’
    • ‘They jumped out, took off their jerseys and proceeded to beat the fire out with them.’
    extinguish, put out, quench, smother, douse, snuff out, stifle, choke
  • 3beat someone out, beat out someoneUS Defeat someone in a game or other competitive situation.

    ‘your proposal beat out some pretty famous clients’
    • ‘Cecelia beat out hundreds of applicants for one of 18 slots’
    defeat, conquer, win against, get the better of, vanquish, trounce, rout, overpower, overcome, overwhelm, overthrow, subdue, quash, crush