Definition of beat down in English:

beat down

1(Of the sun) radiate intense heat and brightness: the sun beat down on them with fiery intensity
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  • With the heat beating down on them, people queued up in front of fresh fruit juice stalls to quench their thirst.
  • The sun was beating down heating the cold morning air.
  • I was standing on the pavement, the heat beating down on the back of my neck.
1.1(Of rain) fall hard and continuously: the rain continued to beat down on him
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  • The rain was beating down hard and both Daryl and Melissa were soaked to the bone.
  • The merciless rain beat down so hard, even the thick canopy of the dark woods gave way to the crashing heavy droplets.
  • I leaned wearily into MaryAnn's shoulder and sat for a moment, drying my tears and listening to the rain beat down on the roof and windows of the chapel.
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