beat out


beat out (http://definr.com/beat out)

     v 1: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi
          beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the
          competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last
          football game" [syn: beat, crush, trounce, vanquish]
     2: beat out a rhythm [syn: tap out, thump out]