To beat down

to haggle with (any one) to secure a lower price; to force down.

See also: Beat

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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They were again obliged, therefore, to beat down a path for their horses, sometimes travelling on the icy surface of the stream.
Then there's "gentle Jahmene" who has revealed his brother had to beat down a door to save him from a suicide attempt, the result of his brutal father's beating of his mother, Jahmene and siblings.
Mr Sentance had previously voted for a 0.5% increase in the Bank rate in a bid to beat down soaring prices, which are squeezing household budgets.
Efforts to beat down the blaze, which erupted on Thursday, were helped by overnight rains, a rarity in what has been an especially parched winter for Israel.
These are men who have helped to beat down German military ascendancy."
Don't they realise that firefighters, trained to rescue children from burning houses and passengers from the twisted wreckages of car crashes, have to spend hours on scorching mountaintops struggling to breathe as they tirelessly try to beat down the flames?
As a CPA/financial planner you could be the best around, but if no one knows it, clients aren't going to beat down your door.
It knows how to beat down potential opposition, but it doesn't know how to manage the system it's got."
Only 44 per cent of people try to beat down the price but haggling could save buyers an average pounds 1337 on a new car.
Professional soccer, basketball, and baseball players are joining together to publicize the dangers of dehydration and heat illness just as the summer heat begins to beat down on children and teens playing sports.
Suppliers believe the OEM in such a case is simply using the auction as a club to beat down its incumbent supplier on price; the auction wasn't run to find better suppliers, they contend.
But when the July rains finally begin to beat down, the desert reawakens to release its hidden bounty.