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beats, 3rd person singular present; beaten, past participle; beating, present participle; beat, past tense;
  1. Completely exhausted
    • - I'm dead beat
  2. Of or relating to the beat generation or its philosophy
    • - beat poet Allen Ginsberg
  1. 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
  2. Strike (an object) repeatedly so as to make a noise
    • - he beat the table with his hand
  3. (of an instrument) Make a rhythmical sound by being struck
    • - drums were beating in the distance
  4. Strike (a carpet, blanket, etc.) repeatedly in order to remove dust

  5. Remove (dust) from something by striking it repeatedly

  6. Flatten or shape (metal) by striking it repeatedly with a hammer
    • - pure gold can be beaten out to form very thin sheets
  7. Strike something against (something)
    • - she beat her fists against the wood
  8. Strike repeatedly on
    • - Sidney beat on the door with the flat of his hand
  9. Make striking movements toward
    • - Emmie seized the hearthrug and began to beat at the flames
  10. Move across (an area of land) repeatedly striking at the ground cover in order to raise game birds for shooting

  11. 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
  12. Baffle
    • - it beats me how you manage to work in this heat
  13. Overcome (a problem, or disease)
    • - they are investing their savings in hopes of beating inflation
    • - he beat heroin addiction in 1992
  14. Do or be better than (a record or score)
    • - he beat his own world record
  15. Be better than
    • - you can't beat the taste of fresh raspberries
  16. Succeed in getting somewhere ahead of (someone)
    • - I could beat him on my bicycle
    • - the goalie beat him to the ball
  17. Take action to avoid (difficult or inconvenient effects of an event or circumstance)
    • - they set off early to beat the traffic
  18. (of the heart) Pulsate
    • - her heart beat faster with panic
  19. (of a bird) Move (the wings) up and down

  20. (of a bird or its wings) Make rhythmic movements through (the air)
    • - black-tipped wings beat the air
  21. (of a bird) Fly making rhythmic wing movements
    • - an owl beat low over the salt marsh
  22. Stir (cooking ingredients) vigorously with a fork, whisk, or beater to make a smooth or frothy mixture

  23. Leave
    • - now beat it, will you!
  24. Sail into the wind, following a zigzag course with repeated tacking
    • - we beat southward all that first day
  1. A main accent or rhythmic unit in music or poetry
    • - the glissando begins on the second beat
  2. A strong rhythm in popular music
    • - the music changed to a funky disco beat
  3. A regular, rhythmic sound or movement
    • - the beat of the wipers became almost hypnotic
  4. The sound made when something, typically a musical instrument, is struck
    • - he heard a regular drumbeat
  5. A pulsation of the heart

  6. 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

  7. The movement of a bird's wings

  8. 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
  9. A spell of duty allocated to a police officer
    • - her beat ended at 6 a.m.
  10. An area regularly frequented by someone, typically a prostitute

  11. A person's area of interest
    • - his beat is construction, property, and hotels
  12. An area regularly occupied by a shoal of freshwater fish

  13. A brief pause or moment of hesitation, typically one lasting a specified length
    • - she waited for a beat of three seconds

  1. a regular route for a sentry or policeman; "in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. pulse: the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
  5. 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"
  6. hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe"
  7. 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. ...
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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. ...
  12. 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. ...
  13. 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. (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.
  16. (Beating) To sail a zigzag course into the wind.
  17. (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.
  18. (Beating) Regular lifting and stirring motion to smooth texture and often for the purpose of incorporating air into the mixture.
  19. (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.
  20. (Beating) A vigorous mixing motion that gets more air into the food.
  21. (Beating) Around 40 degrees from the wind. Almost head to wind. All sails in tight
  22. (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.
  23. (Beating) Sailing as close as possible towards the wind.  A traditional method of dealing with crew members.
  24. (Beating) Sailing closehauled, tack upon tack.
  25. (Beating) Sailing to windward (upwind), by tacking. Bight A curved or looped section of a rope. Also an indentation in a coastline.