beats, 3rd person singular present; beaten, past participle; beating, present participle; beat, past tense;
I'm dead beat
Of or relating to the beat generation or its philosophy
beat poet Allen Ginsberg
Strike (a person or an animal) repeatedly and violently so as to hurt or injure them, usually with an implement such as a club or whip
she beat me with a stick for the slightest misdemeanor
Strike (an object) repeatedly so as to make a noise
he beat the table with his hand
(of an instrument) Make a rhythmical sound by being struck
drums were beating in the distance
Strike (a carpet, blanket, etc.) repeatedly in order to remove dust
Remove (dust) from something by striking it repeatedly
Flatten or shape (metal) by striking it repeatedly with a hammer
pure gold can be beaten out to form very thin sheets
Strike something against (something)
she beat her fists against the wood
Strike repeatedly on
Sidney beat on the door with the flat of his hand
Make striking movements toward
Emmie seized the hearthrug and began to beat at the flames
Move across (an area of land) repeatedly striking at the ground cover in order to raise game birds for shooting
Defeat (someone) in a game, competition, election, or commercial venture
she beat him easily at chess
the Senators beat out the Yankees for the 1933 pennant
it beats me how you manage to work in this heat
Overcome (a problem, or disease)
they are investing their savings in hopes of beating inflation
he beat heroin addiction in 1992
Do or be better than (a record or score)
he beat his own world record
Be better than
you can't beat the taste of fresh raspberries
Succeed in getting somewhere ahead of (someone)
I could beat him on my bicycle
the goalie beat him to the ball
Take action to avoid (difficult or inconvenient effects of an event or circumstance)
they set off early to beat the traffic
(of the heart) Pulsate
her heart beat faster with panic
(of a bird) Move (the wings) up and down
(of a bird or its wings) Make rhythmic movements through (the air)
black-tipped wings beat the air
(of a bird) Fly making rhythmic wing movements
an owl beat low over the salt marsh
Stir (cooking ingredients) vigorously with a fork, whisk, or beater to make a smooth or frothy mixture
now beat it, will you!
Sail into the wind, following a zigzag course with repeated tacking
we beat southward all that first day
A main accent or rhythmic unit in music or poetry
the glissando begins on the second beat
A strong rhythm in popular music
the music changed to a funky disco beat
A regular, rhythmic sound or movement
the beat of the wipers became almost hypnotic
The sound made when something, typically a musical instrument, is struck
he heard a regular drumbeat
A pulsation of the heart
A periodic variation of sound or amplitude due to the combination of two sounds, electrical signals, or other vibrations having similar but not identical frequencies
The movement of a bird's wings
An area allocated to a police officer to patrol
a patrolman who strived to make his beat a safe one
public clamor for more police officers on the beat
A spell of duty allocated to a police officer
her beat ended at 6 a.m.
An area regularly frequented by someone, typically a prostitute
A person's area of interest
his beat is construction, property, and hotels
An area regularly occupied by a shoal of freshwater fish
A brief pause or moment of hesitation, typically one lasting a specified length
she waited for a beat of three seconds
a regular route for a sentry or policeman; "in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"
all in(p): very tired; "was all in at the end of the day"; "so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere"; "bushed after all that exercise"; "I'm dead after that long trip"
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"
pulse: the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
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"
hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe"
Swatch Internet Time (or beat time) is a decimal time concept introduced in 1998 and marketed by the Swatch corporation as an alternative, decimal measure of time. ...
Beat is a Japanese movie released in Japan in 1998, directed by Amon Miyamoto, set in the 60's in Okinawa. It was screened at critics week at the 1998 Venice film festival.
Beat is an American made movie, produced in 2000, concerning the part of the life of writer William S. Burroughs that he spent with his wife, the late Joan Vollmer.
Beat were a Finnish band who represented their country in Eurovision Song Contest 1990. The group performed the song Fri? (Free?) in Swedish and finished 21st out of 22 countries, scoring 8 points. The group was composed of members Janne Engblom, Kim Engblom, Tina Krausen and Tina Petersson.
A beat is a term used to describe the timing and movement of a film or play. In the context of a screenplay, it usually represents a pause in dialogue. ...
The beat is the basic time unit of music, the pulse of the mensural level , also known as the beat level . However, since the term is in popular use, it often connotes the tempo of a piece or a particular sequence of individual beats, the meter, rhythm or groove. ...
A pulsation or throb; A pulse on the beat level, the metric level at which pulses are heard as the basic unit. ...
(beaten) hit, knock
(Beaten) When a batsman attempts to strike the ball with the bat and fails to contact it. He is said to have been "beaten" by either the pace or skill of the delivery.
(Beating) To sail a zigzag course into the wind.
(Beating) (beet ing) n. A drumline practice session that teeters on the line between very tough rehearsal and raw, all-out punishment, intended to establish discipline or simply to improve chops. see also roll stroll.
(Beating) Regular lifting and stirring motion to smooth texture and often for the purpose of incorporating air into the mixture.
(BEATING) For a married man to dream he is beating his wife is a fortunate omen, signifying marital happiness and home comforts. For an unattached man to dream of beating a woman is an unfortunate omen. Beating your own child is fortunate, but not if the child is a stranger or not your own.
(Beating) A vigorous mixing motion that gets more air into the food.
(Beating) Around 40 degrees from the wind. Almost head to wind. All sails in tight
(Beating) Process of mixing food to introduce air and make it lighter or fluffier. Tools utilized to beat an ingredient or mixture include a wooden spoon, hand whisk or electric mixer.
(Beating) Sailing as close as possible towards the wind. A traditional method of dealing with crew members.
(Beating) Sailing closehauled, tack upon tack.
(Beating) Sailing to windward (upwind), by tacking. Bight A curved or looped section of a rope. Also an indentation in a coastline.