- past participle of beat.
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- 1Having been defeated: I knew when I was beatenMore example sentences
- Thoroughly deserving defeat, the beaten finalists for the past three years will not be able to go one better this time around.
- At Potsdam, Patricia was a beaten finalist in the 100m and 200m races and unfortunately just missed out on the bronze medal, by one tenth of a second.
- The beaten finalist was relatively philosophical about his defeat.
- 1.1Exhausted and dejected: he sat feeling old and beatenMore example sentences
- The rider moans in an exhausted and beaten heap.
- 2Having been beaten or struck: he trudged home like a beaten dogMore example sentences
- Dom had left with the look of a beaten dog on his face, the nurse had gone too, and the doctor had checked some things in his room while Matt pretended to be sleeping before he left too.
- They love nothing better than to see a strong man break down and act like a beaten dog, a loser, because they're all so weak themselves.
- A few boys were running breakneck for the street like beaten dogs.
- 2.1(Of food) whipped to a uniform consistency: beaten eggsMore example sentences
whisked, whipped, stirred, mixed, blended; frothy, foamy
- Sometimes the mother also sends down a bundle of savoury channa and beaten rice.
- When the mixture has completely cooled, stir in the beaten egg and season with the salt and pepper.
- There is something quite irresistible about clouds of softly beaten cream and sugary, honey-coloured meringue.
- 2.2(Of metal) shaped by hammering, typically so as to give the surface a dimpled texture.More example sentences
- The restaurant is beautiful, aglow with rich hardwoods, cream parchment, wrought copper screens and beaten metal surfaces.
- The paint has chipped and flaked away, revealing the beaten silver metal beneath.
- Crafty collars made of beaten metal, neckpieces of wood and macramé, great big pendants and crosses are all back from the wilderness.
- 2.3(Of precious metal) hammered to form thin foil for ornamental use.More example sentences
- The volume was plated with a thin layer of beaten gold, and a row of high-quality garnets traced up its spine.
- Indian sweets are traditionally decorated with a very thin layer of beaten silver.
- Her glistening black hair was encircled by a crown of animal figures carved from lapis lazuli intertwined and connected by vines and leaves of knotted beaten copper.
- 3(Of a path) well trodden; much used.More example sentences
- You have to literally drive off the beaten path to get there; a gravel road that traverses over a single lane bridge takes you up a winding path to a parking area.
- Unlike most Hindi films, where the heroine is relegated to looking pretty, this movie follows the less beaten path of strong women oriented films.
- The Publik aims to lure partiers away from the beaten path
off the beaten track (or path)
- In or into an isolated place.More example sentences
- It was not intended as an insult, it was simply an allusion to the geographical location, which is slightly off the beaten track.
- They may be slightly off the beaten track, but a visit is well worth the car journey and can make for a beautiful day out far, far away from the madding crowd.
- Part of Galicia's appeal to the tourist is the attraction of visiting somewhere slightly off the beaten track.
- Unusual: [as adjective]: off-the-beaten-track experiencesMore example sentences
- Basically, we're looking for people who are enthusiastic about working within the cycling industry at a magazine that is a bit off the beaten path.
- If you're looking for something completely off the beaten path this year, read on.
- These are earlier works, not at the inspired level of the sonatas, but a little more off the beaten path and a clever way to add tasteful variety to the program.