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Depleted in strength, energy, or freshness
“He ducked out in the stretch and he looked beat before straightening out and accelerating.”
A pulsation of the heart
“My heart skipped a beat as I realised that after such a long time, I'd be meeting her.”
A hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument
“… delivered one hard beat on the drums.”
An area allocated to a police officer and patrolled on foot
“But the danger of arming the policeman on the beat is that it would drive a wedge between the officer and the community.”
A strong rhythm in popular music
“Usually hip-hop offers a steady beat to nod your head or tap a foot to.”
The sound made when something, especially a musical instrument, is struck
“He tapped his foot and nodded his head in time to the beat of the drums.”
A very small space of time
“… within a beat he was on the phone complaining about an error in his bill.”
To strike repeatedly
“A MAN who beat his dog after it had been injured in a road accident has been jailed for three months and banned from keeping animals for life.”
To be greater, better, or stronger than
“He did it in six hours, 53 minutes and 21 seconds and has vowed to go back for more next year and beat his own record.”
To shape with a hammer
“Gold and silver was also beaten and drawn out to be used to make thread for embroidery and braid weaving, often of an ecclesiastical in nature.”
To expand and contract in a rhythmic manner
“Her heart had suddenly begun to beat at an uncontrollable rate.”
To stir or whisk vigorously
“Drain the potatoes, tip them into the bowl of a food mixer and beat them with the butter to make a smooth but firm consistency.”
To prevent from achieving a goal
“… you beat me to it.”
To shine with a bright harsh light
“… the tropical sun beat down on our heads without mercy.”
To throw into a state of mental uncertainty
“… it beats me how that slipup happened.”
To reduce to fine particles
“… years of pounding had beaten the pebbles to a fine dust.”
“Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams.”
“The waves beat all along the shore.”
“The crow remained still until it suddenly beat its wings but soon settled again watching Ari closely.”
“She beat a path through clumps of bushes.”
“If he can't beat me easily then he won't be world champion.”
“… he spends all of his time trying to beat the system.”
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