2016년 8월 20일 토요일

Dic/ beat into


beat someone into (doing) something: to beat a person until the person agrees to do something or to assume a particular attitude.

  • They had to beat John into submission before he gave up.
  • Max threatened to beat Lefty into helping him rob the candy store.

beat something into someone: Fig. to use physical abuse to get someone to learn something; to work very hard to get someone to learn something.
  • Do I have to beat this into your head?
  • Why can't you learn? Why do I have to beat in this information?
  • Can't you learn by yourself? Does someone have to beat it in?

beat into:

 1. To mix something with something else with a vigorous stirring motion.
 2. To batter someone or something into some state or condition.
 3. To force someone to do something, esp. through the use of physical violence.

  • I beat the eggs into the milk and flour gently, so that the batter didn't get too stiff.
  • The robbers beat their victim into submission.
  • I didn't want to cooperate with those crooks, but they beat me into being the driver of the getaway car.

... McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs, The American Heritage

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