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Noun
A punishment or assault in which the victim is hit repeatedly
“Police, who were called to the scene shortly before 8pm, believe Paul was the victim of a motiveless beating which could have involved up to 14 youths.”
Noun
Pulsation or throbbing, typically of the heart
“The first thing I was aware of was the slow, rhythmic beating of a heart.”
Noun
A defeat in a competitive situation
“It was indeed a battle for the fittest and reputations did take a severe beating once the competitions gained momentum.”
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
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Present participle for to expand and contract in a rhythmic manner
“Her heart had suddenly begun to beat at an uncontrollable rate.”
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Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to prevent from achieving a goal
“… you beat me to it.”
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Present participle for to shine with a bright harsh light
“… the tropical sun beat down on our heads without mercy.”
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Present participle for to throw into a state of mental uncertainty
“… it beats me how that slipup happened.”
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Present participle for to reduce to fine particles
“… years of pounding had beaten the pebbles to a fine dust.”
Verb
“Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams.”
Verb
“The waves beat all along the shore.”
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“The crow remained still until it suddenly beat its wings but soon settled again watching Ari closely.”
Verb
“She beat a path through clumps of bushes.”
Verb
“If he can't beat me easily then he won't be world champion.”
Verb
“… he spends all of his time trying to beat the system.”
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