beat out

Knock into shape by beating, as in She managed to beat out all the dents in the fender. [c. 1600]

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How to use beat out in a sentence

  • Lets combine a flying machine with an iceboat and beat out everybody on the lake this winter!

  • With a bucket of water and a broomstick he beat out the fire, and went for a run to warm up.

    Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
  • He leaped to her, and held her tight with her arm against his breast, and beat out the fire with his hands.

    The Creators | May Sinclair
  • There was a soft westerly breeze at the time, which gave a short beat out to the Needles.

    Yachting Vol. 2 | Various.
  • But Peter didn't like him because his cap almost always fell off whenever he beat out a slow roller.

    The Boy Grew Older | Heywood Broun