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beat

 
Adjective beat has 1 sense
  1. all in, beat, bushed, dead - 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"
    Antonym: rested (indirect, via tired)
Noun beat has 10 senses
  1. beat, round - a regular route for a sentry or policeman; "in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"
    --1 is a kind of path, route, itinerary
  2. pulse, pulsation, heartbeat, beat - the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
    --2 is a kind of periodic event, recurrent event
    --2 has particulars: diastole; systole; throb, throbbing, pounding
    Derived form: verb beat4
  3. rhythm, beat, musical rhythm - the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; "the piece has a fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat"
    --3 is a kind of musical time
    --3 has particulars: backbeat; downbeat; upbeat; syncopation
    Derived forms: verb beat4, verb beat11, verb beat6, verb beat16, verb beat19
  4. 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
    --4 is a kind of
    oscillation, vibration
  5. beatnik, beat - a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior
    --5 is a kind of nonconformist, recusant
    --5 is a member of beat generation, beats, beatniks
  6. beat - the sound of stroke or blow; "he heard the beat of a drum"
    --6 is a kind of
    sound
    Derived forms: verb beat14, verb beat3
  7. meter, metre, measure, beat, cadence - (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
    --7 is a kind of poetic rhythm, rhythmic pattern, prosody
    --7 has particulars:
     catalexis; scansion; common measure, common meter; metrical foot, foot, metrical unit
  8. beat - a regular rate of repetition; "the cox raised the beat"
    --8 is a kind of
    pace, rate
    Derived form: verb beat8
  9. beat - a stroke or blow; "the signal was two beats on the steam pipe"
    --9 is a kind of
    stroke
    Derived forms: verb beat5, verb beat3
  10. beat - the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing
    --10 is a kind of
    sailing
    Derived form: verb beat9
Verb beat has 23 senses
  1. beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish - 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"
    --1 is one way to get the better of, overcome, defeat
    Derived form: noun beating1
    Sample sentence:
    The fighter managed to beat his opponent
  2. beat, beat up, work over - 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"
    Derived form: noun beating2
    Sample sentence:
    They want to beat the prisoners
  3. beat - hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe"
    --3 is one way to
    strike
    Derived forms: noun beat6, noun beat9, noun beater2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  4. beat, pound, thump - move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"
    --4 is one way to move
    Derived forms: noun beat3, noun beat2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  5. beat - shape by beating; "beat swords into ploughshares"
    --5 is one way to
    shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge
    Derived form: noun beat9
    Sample sentence:
    The chef wants to beat the eggs
  6. drum, beat, thrum - make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night"
    --6 is one way to sound, go
    Derived form: noun beat3
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  7. beat - glare or strike with great intensity; "The sun was beating down on us"
    --7 is one way to
    glare
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  8. beat, flap - move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"
    --8 is one way to move, displace
    Derived form: noun beat8
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  9. beat - sail with much tacking or with difficulty; "The boat beat in the strong wind"
    --9 is one way to
    sail
    Derived form: noun beat10
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  10. beat, scramble - stir vigorously; "beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream"
    --10 is one way to agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up
    Derived form: noun beater2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  11. beat - strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music; "beat one's breast"; "beat one's foot rhythmically"
    --11 is one way to
    strike
    Derived form: noun beat3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  12. beat - be superior; "Reading beats watching television"; "This sure beats work!"
    --12 is one way to
    be
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  13. beat, bunk - avoid paying; "beat the subway fare"
    --13 is one way to cheat, rip off, chisel
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  14. tick, ticktock, ticktack, beat - make a sound like a clock or a timer; "the clocks were ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight"
    --14 is one way to sound, go
    Derived form: noun beat6
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  15. beat, flap - move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping"
    --15 is one way to move
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  16. beat - indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks; "Beat the rhythm"
    Derived form: noun beat3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  17. pulsate, beat, quiver - move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement"
    --17 is one way to move
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  18. beat - make by pounding or trampling; "beat a path through the forest"
    --18 is one way to
    make, create
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  19. beat - produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly; "beat the drum"
    --19 is one way to
    play
    Derived form: noun beat3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  20. beat - strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
    --20 is one way to
    beat
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  21. outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumvent - beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
    --21 is one way to surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  22. perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound - be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
    --22 is one way to confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s somebody
  23. exhaust, wash up, beat, tucker, tucker out - wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam"
    --23 is one way to tire, wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear down, fag out, fag, fatigue
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
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