beat

Discussion in 'English Only' started by ofriendragon, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. Does "beat the door " make sense?

    (I mean "knock on the door")


    Many thanks in advance.
     
  2. JamesM

    JamesM Senior Member

    You can "beat on the door" (which is much louder than knocking on the door) or "beat the door down" (if you succeed in knocking it off its hinges.) To beat the door, though, brings to mind someone taking a whip to a door, at least to me. :)
     
  3. Many thanks! :)
     

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