persuade the seller to accept a lower price;
"She beat the merchant down $100"
"The sun beat down on the hikers"
dislodge from a position;
"She beat the dealer down to a much better price"
- He struck the guard down with his fist.
- I was nearly knocked down by a slap on the back.
- The wind has gone down a little since last night.
- The tempest seems to be calming down.