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beat out

 
Verb beat out has 2 senses
  1. 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
    Sample sentence:
    The fighter managed to beat out his opponent
  2. beat out, tap out, thump out - beat out a rhythm
    --2 is one way to beat
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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