Definition of Beat in English :
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Beat meaning in English
Meaning of Beat in English
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Beat pronunciation in English
Pronounce Beat in Englishsee synonyms of beat
1. beat, round
a regular route for a sentry or policeman
Example Sentences:'in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name'
the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
Example Sentences:'he could feel the beat of her heart'
the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
Example Sentences:'the piece has a fast rhythm''the conductor set the beat'
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
the sound of stroke or blow
Example Sentences:'he heard the beat of a drum'
(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
a regular rate of repetition
Example Sentences:'the cox raised the beat'
a stroke or blow
Example Sentences:'the signal was two beats on the steam pipe'
the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing
come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
Example Sentences:'Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship''We beat the competition''Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game'
give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression
Example Sentences:'Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night''The teacher used to beat the students'
Example Sentences:'beat on the door''beat the table with his shoe'
shape by beating
Example Sentences:'beat swords into ploughshares'
make a rhythmic sound
Example Sentences:'Rain drummed against the windshield''The drums beat all night'
glare or strike with great intensity
Example Sentences:'The sun was beating down on us'
18. beat, flap
move with a thrashing motion
Example Sentences:'The bird flapped its wings''The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky'
sail with much tacking or with difficulty
Example Sentences:'The boat beat in the strong wind'
strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music
Example Sentences:'beat one's breast''beat one's foot rhythmically'
Example Sentences:'Reading beats watching television''This sure beats work!'
make a sound like a clock or a timer
Example Sentences:'the clocks were ticking''the grandfather clock beat midnight'
indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks
Example Sentences:'Beat the rhythm'
move with or as if with a regular alternating motion
Example Sentences:'the city pulsated with music and excitement'
make by pounding or trampling
Example Sentences:'beat a path through the forest'
produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly
Example Sentences:'beat the drum'
strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
beat through cleverness and wit
Example Sentences:'I beat the traffic''She outfoxed her competitors'
be a mystery or bewildering to
Example Sentences:'This beats me!''Got me--I don't know the answer!''a vexing problem''This question really stuck me'
wear out completely
Example Sentences:'This kind of work exhausts me''I'm beat''He was all washed up after the exam'
Example Sentences:'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'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
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