Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEATING DOWN

When he opened his eyes the sun was beating down into his face.

So he pushed on, beating down the bushes with his thick stick.

That gap was made by elephants by beating down the bushes with their feet.

It was the rain and the hail which was beating down on the forest.

He had perished of cold and wet, and the rain had been beating down on him all night.

Her hands flew, clasped, up to her heart to hold its beating down.

I'd thought of beating down this river with you, to see things through for you.

“Yes; she is close-hauled, beating down Channel,” observed Clement.

The yacht was beating down the river against the last of a flood-tide.

Upon him fell the mighty beast, beating down the spear with a forepaw.