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beating

 
Adjective beating has 1 sense
  1. beating, pulsating, pulsing - expanding and contracting rhythmically as to the beating of the heart; "felt the pulsating artery"; "oh my beating heart"
    Antonyms: unrhythmical, unrhythmic (indirect, via rhythmical)
Noun beating has 2 senses
  1. beating, whipping - the act of overcoming or outdoing
    --1 is a kind of fight, fighting, combat, scrap
    Derived form: verb beat1
  2. beating, thrashing, licking, drubbing, lacing, trouncing, whacking - the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
    --2 is a kind of corporal punishment
    --2 has particulars: whipping, tanning, flogging, lashing, flagellation
    Derived form: verb beat2
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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