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Verb beat out has 2 senses
- beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
--1 is one way to get the better of, overcome, defeat
The fighter managed to beat out his opponent
- beat out, tap out, thump out - beat out a rhythm
--2 is one way to beat
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