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Meaning of beat

Definitions of beat

1. [n] - a single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies

2. [n] - a regular route for a sentry or policeman

3. [n] - the sound of stroke or blow

4. [n] - a regular rate of repetition

5. [n] - a stroke or blow

6. [n] - the act of beating to windward

7. [v] - be superior

8. [v] - glare or strike with great intensity

9. [v] - move with a thrashing motion

10. [v] - move with a flapping motion

11. [v] - sail with much tacking or with difficulty

12. [v] - indicate by beating

13. [v] - move rhythmically

14. [v] - make by pounding or trampling

15. [v] - produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly

16. [v] - shape by beating

17. [v] - stir vigorously

18. [v] - strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music

19. [v] - strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting

20. [v] - hit repeatedly

21. [v] - give a beating to

22. [v] - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict


Quotes - Example use of the word beat

1. sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing

2. the signal was two beats on the steam pipe

3. the cox raised the beat

4. he heard the beat of a drum

5. in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name

6. has a frequency equal to the difference between the two oscillations

7. Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship

8. We beat the competition

9. Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game

10. subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression

11. Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night

12. The teacher used to beat the students

13. beat on the door

14. beat the table with his shoe

15. beat one's breast

16. beat one's foot rhythmically

17. beat the egg whites

18. beat the cream

19. beat swords into ploughshares

20. beat the drum

21. beat a path through the forest

22. Her heart was beating fast

23. as with the fingers or drumsticks

24. Beat the rhythm

25. The boat beat in the strong wind

26. The bird's wings were flapping

27. The bird flapped its wings

28. The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky

29. The sun was beating down on us

30. Reading beats watching television

31. This sure beats work!

beat Synonyms






work over

beat up





beat out



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