Try Our Apps


2017 Word of the Year

take a beating

Slang definitions & phrases for take a beating

take a beating

verb phrase

  1. take a bath (1940s+)
  2. To be bested in a transaction; pay too much: You really took a beating if you paid $2 a pound (1970s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for take a beating

Word Value for take

Scrabble Words With Friends