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


The Indians press upon him; he beats down some of the assailants.

It beats down on my shoulders and dries up the skin of my hands.

She beats down castles, fires ships, wades through the sea, and walks through the world.

It beats down in bald, irregular waves of heat that seem to stifle every living being and to burn the foliage to a cinder.

Those that are bulged are sent to the maker, who beats down the swellings, and sends back the barrels to be proved again.

Nothing reassures a suspicious merchant so much as a customer who beats down the price.

"Might is right" is his motto; he beats down opposition by fist, by sword, by thundering voice, or look.

How she beats down the brush and briers and wears away even the roots of the trees!

It beats down my enthusiasm, it jeers at my faith, it spits into the face of my unselfishness!

A Vedic hymn sings that, with the foam of the waters, Indras beats down the head of the monster serpent.