beaten: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bēt'n), [key]
— adj.
  1. formed or shaped by blows; hammered: a dish of beaten brass.
  2. much trodden; commonly used: a beaten path.
  3. defeated; vanquished; thwarted.
  4. overcome by exhaustion; fatigued by hard work, intense activity, etc.
  5. (of food) whipped up, pounded, pulverized, or the like: adding three beaten eggs.
  6. novel; uncommon; out of the ordinary: a tiny shop that was off the beaten track.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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