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.
Idioms about beaten
off the beaten track / path, novel; uncommon; out of the ordinary: a tiny shop that was off the beaten track.
- un·der·beat·en, adjective
- well-beaten, adjective
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How to use beaten in a sentence
The peculiar pattern of beaten teams coming to life in the postseason seems to lie in the high variability of single college basketball results.It Really Is Harder To Beat A Team The Third Time In Men’s College Basketball | Jake Lourim | March 8, 2022 | FiveThirtyEight
The 26 were beaten by the bailiffs as they filed into a caged dock, sobbing, on Dec. 21.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays | Bel Trew | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Last week, property owners were beaten by security guards as they confronted a real-estate developer who defrauded them.
Without any evidence or provocation, she attacks Swamp Thing—and then gets beaten in the only fight she has in the issue.
For these infractions of the Holiday spirit, they were arrested and in some cases beaten in the street by Copenhagen police.Before the Bros, SantaCon Was as an Anti-Corporate Protest | David Freedlander | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She said that everyone she has talked to who was detained was beaten.
Last night I saw Jean Baptiste lying prone upon the floor, and knew that she had beaten him down to it, and he had not resisted.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
Four years ago Hetton's horse had been first favourite, but it was ignominiously beaten.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
He frowned, and bent his head, and his long hair fell over his face, while the poor Stuttgardter sat there like a beaten hound.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
An old weather-beaten bear-hunter stepped forward, squirting out his tobacco juice with all imaginable deliberation.
A border feud at Reedsquair, between the English and Scottish marchmen, in which the former were completely beaten.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
British Dictionary definitions for beaten
defeated or baffled
shaped or made thin by hammering: a bowl of beaten gold
much travelled; well trodden (esp in the phrase the beaten track)
off the beaten track
in or into unfamiliar territory
out of the ordinary; unusual
(of food) mixed by beating; whipped
tired out; exhausted
hunting (of woods, undergrowth, etc) scoured so as to rouse game
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