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.
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beat someone into something

Fig. to beat a person until the person turns into a particular physical state, such as a pulp, a mess, etc. Fred threatened to beat Mike into a pulp if he didn't do as he was asked. Mike beat Fred into a bloody mess.
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beat something into someone

 and beat something in
Fig. to use physical abuse to get someone to learn something; to work very hard to get someone to learn something. (Beating something into someone or someone's head.) 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?
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beat something into something

to beat or whip something with a utensil, until it changes into something else. Beat the white of the egg into stiff peaks. Beat the batter into a smooth consistency.
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beat into

v.
1. To mix something with something else with a vigorous stirring motion: I beat the eggs into the milk and flour gently, so that the batter didn't get too stiff.
2. To batter someone or something into some state or condition: The robbers beat their victim into submission.
3. To force someone to do something, especially through the use of physical violence: I didn't want to cooperate with those crooks, but they beat me into being the driver of the getaway car.
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When milk and flour paste is cold, beat into sugar mixture until it looks like whipped cream.