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As egg might be consumed with bit of bacon? (6)


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'as egg might' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this definition defines the answer.

'consumed with bit of bacon?' is the wordplay.
'consumed' becomes 'eaten' (similar in meaning).
'with' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'bit of' says to take the initial letters.
The first letter of 'bacon' is 'b'.
'eaten' after 'b' is 'BEATEN'.

'be' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for beaten that I've seen before include "Trounced" , "Thrashed or whisked" , "(Of food) whipped" , "Failed to win - punished" , "Hammered" .)

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