Origin of beaten
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When very hot stir in carefully the well-beaten yolks of the eggs.Sandwiches
Sarah Tyson Heston Rorer
Add to the yolks, and lastly add the well-beaten whites of six eggs.
When it is nearly stiff, add the well-beaten whites of three eggs.
There was a well-beaten path, so that we were in no danger of losing our way.Field and Forest
But Darby did not know that he was only going over a well-beaten track.Two Little Travellers
Frances Browne Arthur
- in or into unfamiliar territory
- out of the ordinary; unusual
"hammered" (of metal, etc.), c.1300, from past participle of beat (v.), which alternates with beat with some distinctions of sense. Meaning "defeated" is from 1560s; that of "repeatedly struck" is from 1590s.