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beatings, plural;
  1. A punishment or assault in which the victim is hit repeatedly
    • - if he got dirt on his clothes, he'd get a beating
    • - torture methods included beating
  2. Pulsation or throbbing, typically of the heart

  3. A defeat in a competitive situation

  1. the act of overcoming or outdoing
  2. the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
  3. (beat) a regular route for a sentry or policeman; "in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"
  4. (beat) 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"
  5. (beat) 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"
  6. (beat) pulse: the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
  7. The following is a complete list of episodes for the 1980s television series Dynasty, in broadcast order.
  8. (.beat) 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. ...
  9. (Beat (1998 film)) 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.
  10. (Beat (2000 film)) 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.
  11. (Beat (band)) 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. ...
  12. (Beat (filmmaking)) 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. ...
  13. (beat) A pulsation or throb; A pulse on the beat level, the metric level at which pulses are heard as the basic unit. ...
  14. (beaten) hit, knock
  15. (8. Beat) The Rhythm to which you tap your foot in time with music. Also the Rhythm of each Bar which may be counted. Some beats are stronger than others.
  16. (Beat) (adj.): (1) tired, exhausted. Ex., “You look beat” or “I feel beat.” (2) lacking anything. Ex, “I am beat for my cash”, “I am beat to my socks” (lacking everything).
  17. (Beat) Interrupts dialogue to tell an actor where to pause in speech. Avoid. Beats are often interchangeable with ellipses (…).
  18. (Beat) It bodes no good to dream of being beaten by an angry person; family jars and discord are signified. To beat a child, ungenerous advantage is taken by you of another; perhaps the tendency will be to cruelly treat a child.
  19. (Beat) Refers to the tick or sound of a watch; about 1/5 of a second.  The sound is produced by the escape wheel striking the pallets.
  20. (Beat) to get the ball through or around an opponent by dribbling or shooting.
  21. (beat) when a player gets past an opponent trying to block or tackle him.
  22. (beat) what music students do to each other with their instruments. The down beat is performed on top of the head, while the up beat is struck under the chin.
  23. (beat) take a a pause; to take a break for the purposes of comic timing.
  24. (Beat) to mix ingredients rapidly so that air is incorporated, resulting in a smooth creamy mixture.
  25. (Beat) To mix thoroughly with a spoon, whisk or beaters until well-combined and very smooth.