beat down on (someone or something)

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beat down on (someone or something)

To strike someone or something repeatedly. That bully is always beating down on the smaller kids in our class. Just yesterday, he gave Joey a bloody nose. The rain has been beating down on our roof for hours, and I'm starting to worry that we'll have a leak.
See also: beat, down, on
References in classic literature ?
The sun-baked streets seemed to give back the heat that had beat down on them during the day, and the passers-by dragged their feet along them wearily.
And worst of all, we had no water to quench our thirst, and for two days the sun beat down on us, and there was no shade.