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beaten

[ beet-n ]
/ ˈbit n /
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adjective

formed or shaped by blows; hammered: a dish of beaten brass.
much trodden; commonly used: a beaten path.
defeated; vanquished; thwarted.
overcome by exhaustion; fatigued by hard work, intense activity, etc.
(of food) whipped up, pounded, pulverized, or the like: adding three beaten eggs.

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Idioms for beaten

    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, adjectivewell-beaten, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for beaten

beaten
/ (ˈbiːtən) /

adjective

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