beat

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  • Before that people had called it blue-beat and all kind of other things.
  • In fact, they shot so well that they beat all the others from the kingdom.
  • She also reported being beaten by both her mother and her older brother during this period.
  • Afterwards, he tells her that he will be the one beating her up now.
  • He was dropped in the first round and took a beating over the next six.
  • The heart must stop beating so that legal death can be declared.
  • The lead rocks back on their left foot, the follow on their right, for one beat.
  • Because of this, he did not train as hard as he should have and was beaten.
  • On the next beat, the lead takes a step to the left and the follow to the right.
  • When the Paris police were called, he fought with them and was beaten.
  • England met France, whom they had beaten earlier that year on two occasions.
  • They reached the quarter-finals, beating several longer-established clubs on the way.
  • They were beaten until they fell and, when they fell, they were further beaten.
  • He was beaten at his own game, on his own territory and in front of his own people.
  • He finished the year by beating Thomas again, this time by decision.
  • Then both partners replace weight on the second part of the first beat.
  • But if the rest of the navy is beaten, the capital ships can still operate.
  • Her father constantly beat her mother until he finally murdered her and buried her in the garden.
  • We were playing five or six nights a week and my voice pretty much took a beating.
  • The Rest of the World team beat England for the first time since the tournament started.
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Meaning of beat

  • noun A regular route for a sentry or policeman
    in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name
  • noun A single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies; has a frequency equal to the difference between the two oscillations
  • noun The sound of stroke or blow
    he heard the beat of a drum
  • noun A regular rate of repetition
    the cox raised the beat
  • noun A stroke or blow
    the signal was two beats on the steam pipe
  • noun The act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing
  • verb 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
  • verb Give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression
    Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night, The teacher used to beat the students
  • verb Hit repeatedly
    beat on the door, beat the table with his shoe
  • verb Move rhythmically
    Her heart was beating fast
  • verb Shape by beating
    beat swords into ploughshares
  • verb Glare or strike with great intensity
    The sun was beating down on us
  • verb Move with a thrashing motion
    The bird flapped its wings, The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky
  • verb Sail with much tacking or with difficulty
    The boat beat in the strong wind
  • verb Stir vigorously
    beat the egg whites, beat the cream
  • verb Strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music
    beat one's breast, beat one's foot rhythmically
  • verb Be superior
    Reading beats watching television, This sure beats work!
  • verb Avoid paying
    beat the subway fare
  • verb Move with a flapping motion
    The bird's wings were flapping
  • verb Indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks
    Beat the rhythm
  • verb Make by pounding or trampling
    beat a path through the forest
  • verb Produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly
    beat the drum
  • verb Strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting