beat against (someone or something)

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beat against (someone or something)

To repeatedly strike a person or thing. Quit beating against the door, I'm coming! The rain has been beating against our roof for hours, and I'm starting to worry that we'll have a leak. The hiker had frostbite after the freezing wind beat against his cheeks for days.
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beat against someone or something

to strike against someone or something. The wind beat against the sides of the house. Max beat against Lefty's jaw with his quick jabs.
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And this tattooing, had been the work of a departed prophet and seer of his island, who, by those hieroglyphic marks, had written out on his body a complete theory of the heavens and the earth, and a mystical treatise on the art of attaining truth; so that Queequeg in his own proper person was a riddle to unfold; a wondrous work in one volume; but whose mysteries not even himself could read, though his own live heart beat against them; and these mysteries were therefore destined in the end to moulder away with the living parchment whereon they were inscribed, and so be unsolved to the last.
Some teams will think they are going to get beat against them. "But we'll give it a go and the fans will be behind us.