[ beet-n ]
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  1. formed or shaped by blows; hammered: a dish of beaten brass.

  2. much trodden; commonly used: a beaten path.

  1. defeated; vanquished; thwarted.

  2. overcome by exhaustion; fatigued by hard work, intense activity, etc.

  3. (of food) whipped up, pounded, pulverized, or the like: adding three beaten eggs.

Idioms about beaten

  1. off the beaten track / path, novel; uncommon; out of the ordinary: a tiny shop that was off the beaten track.

Origin of beaten

before 1100; Middle English beten,Old English bēaten, past participle of bēatan to beat

Other words from beaten

  • un·der·beat·en, adjective
  • well-beaten, adjective

Words Nearby beaten Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use beaten in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for beaten


/ (ˈbiːtən) /

  1. defeated or baffled

  2. shaped or made thin by hammering: a bowl of beaten gold

  1. much travelled; well trodden (esp in the phrase the beaten track)

  2. off the beaten track

    • in or into unfamiliar territory

    • out of the ordinary; unusual

  3. (of food) mixed by beating; whipped

  4. tired out; exhausted

  5. hunting (of woods, undergrowth, etc) scoured so as to rouse game

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