beat down

beat down
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to shine with heat) 
It was noon, there were no trees, and the sun beat down on us.Era mediodía, no había árboles, y el sol caía a plomo sobre nosotros.
2. (to fall with force) 
He could barely hear her, with the sound of the rain beating down on them.Apenas podía oírla, con el sonido de la lluvia que les caía encima con fuerza.
transitive verb phrase
3. (to persuade to accept a lower price) 
a. no direct translation 
Mary beat the seller down to a lower price.Mary convenció al vendedor de que le bajara el precio.
Sally tried to beat him down to 50 dollars, but he refused.Sally trató de que le bajara el precio a 50 dólares, pero se negó.
4. (to hit hard until bringing down) 
When the police beat the bathroom door down, they found the woman dead.Cuando la policía derribó la puerta del baño a golpes, encontraron a la mujer muerta.
beat down
transitive verb phrase
1. (price) 
a. conseguir una rebaja en 
I beat him down to £40 for the dressconseguí que me dejara el vestido en 40 libras
intransitive verb
2. (rain) 
a. caer con fuerza 
3. (sun) 
a. caer a plomo 
beat down
transitive verb
1 [+door] derribar a golpes
2 [+seller]
he tried to beat me down on the price intentó que le rebajase el precio; intentó que se lo dejase más barato; I beat him down to £20 conseguí que me lo rebajara a 20 libras
a fair employer, when arranging for the pay of a carpenter, does not try to beat him down Joe Drury's original offer was for Pounds 5,000 - four hours later he had been beaten down to Pounds 2,900
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
[+sun] caer a plomo; [+rain] caer con fuerza
the rain was beating down outside fuera la lluvia caía con fuerza
the sun beat down relentlessly
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