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Phrasal Verbs: Beat

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Question 1
Choose the correct usage
A
The tourists enjoyed themselves at the beach with the sunshine beating down their backs.
B
The tourists enjoyed themselves at the beach over the sunshine beating down their backs.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct expression is beat down. Beat down means ‘strong sunshine.’
Question 2
Choose the correct usage
A
The legislator beat out his nearest opponent after a narrow margin.
B
The legislator beat out his nearest opponent by a narrow margin.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct expression is Beat out. Beat out means ‘Narrowly win in competition.’
Question 3
Choose the correct usage
A
He did not divulge the details, though the police beat him up mercilessly.
B
He did not divulge the details, though the police beat him down mercilessly.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct expression is beat up. Beat up means ‘attack violently.’
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