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To strike physically or violently
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“We do not beat our kids, but we find other ways to discipline them when necessary.”
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To defeat, or be better than, someone or something
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“He wants to work harder to beat his own record next year.”
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To form, shape or forge with a hammer
“Knowing their ability to beat metal into a variety of different shapes, he began by flattering them.”
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To beat or throb in a rhythmic manner
“Gina felt her heart begin to beat quickly from her excitement.”
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To stir or whisk vigorously
Beat the potatoes with the butter until they reach a smooth but firm consistency.”
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(usually "beats") To confound or perplex someone
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“It beats me how this could possibly have happened.”
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(of waves) To break or move against
“The waves continued to beat all along the shore.”
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(of a bird) To fly making rhythmic wing movements
“The crow remained still until it suddenly beat its wings.”
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To force a path through
“He would beat a path through the clumps of bushes.”
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To avoid or circumvent (a rule, obstacle or problem)
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“You can beat the system, but you can't beat the house.”
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To frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
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“I have a plan to beat him at his own game.”
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To shine with a bright, harsh light
“The tropical sun would beat down on us without mercy.”
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To crush into fine particles
“Years of pounding would beat the rocks into a fine dust.”
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To defeat heavily in a contest
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To cheat, deceive or defraud someone for personal gain
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To beat in a competition of wits
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To have been superior against one's peers
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To give, or cause to give, a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement
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To physically agitate or stir up
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To have achieved victory over
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To crush into a soft, wet, shapeless, and pulpy mass
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To make a loud, deep, resonant sound
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To defy or put up an opposition to
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Knock the daylight out of
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Make (meat) more tender by beating or slow cooking
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To rain heavily
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To fall or be hurled forcefully, typically in the form of a barrage
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To move somewhere in a slow and steady way
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To be comparable to in quality or excellence
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To break into small fragments due to impact
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To make or cause to make a short, sharp clicking sound
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To make a series of changes of course while sailing
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To make emotionally sad or depressed
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To harass or annoy (someone) persistently
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Prove more powerful or superior
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Search madly for
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To disconcert someone with an unblinking face-to-face confrontation
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Search carefully and systematically
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Make uniform or similar
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To ward off or put up an opposition to (an attack)
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A hard strike or hit
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“Jack delivered a thumping beat to the punching bag.”
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A pulsation of the heart
“My heart skipped a beat when I realized that I would finally be meeting her.”
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A strong rhythm in popular music
“This hip-hop song has a good beat to dance to.”
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The sound made when something, especially a musical instrument, is struck
“His body would instinctively move to the beat of the drums.”
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A very short period of time
“Within a beat, he was on the train headed home.”
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An area allocated to a police officer and patrolled on foot
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“Policemen on the beat are a regular sight in the community.”
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A regular short, sharp sound, especially that made by a clock or watch
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Highly expressive, rhythmical literary piece
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An act of walking around, especially as a survey or tour
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The action of fleeing or escaping
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Gingerbread office
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The act of keeping watch over an area by traveling around it
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An area or region that one inhabits or operates from
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A physical position or location assigned according to one's duty
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A factual story, especially of a confidential nature
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The fact or state of being frequent or happening often
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A temporary stop in action or speech
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An act of flapping something, typically a wing or arm, up and down or from side to side
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An item or story published or broadcast by only one source
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A person who dresses in a manner that is not socially acceptable and therewith is supposed to reject of conventional norms of thought and behavior