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Noun
A punishment or assault in which the victim is hit repeatedly
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“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.”
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Pulsation or throbbing, typically of the heart
“The first thing I was aware of was the slow, rhythmic beating of a heart.”
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A defeat in a competitive situation
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“It was indeed a battle for the fittest and reputations did take a severe beating once the competitions gained momentum.”
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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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Act of removing grain or seeds from hulls or husks
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A feeling of unease or embarrassment; awkwardness
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Brisk stirring or disturbance of a liquid
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The striking of one solid object with or against another
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Beatdown, beating
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A sound made by something striking or falling into liquid
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A sudden and ignominious failure
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The rubbing and kneading of muscles and joints of the body with the hands, especially to relieve tension or pain
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Being victorious, typically as revenge for a previous defeat
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“He wants to work harder to beat his own record next year.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to form or forge with a hammer
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“Knowing their ability to beat metal into a variety of different shapes, he began by flattering them.”
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Present participle for to beat or throb in a rhythmic manner
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“Gina felt her heart begin to beat quickly from her excitement.”
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Present participle for 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") Present participle for to confound or perplex someone
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“It beats me how this could possibly have happened.”
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(of waves) Present participle for to break or move against
“The waves continued to beat all along the shore.”
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(of a bird) Present participle for to fly making rhythmic wing movements
“The crow remained still until it suddenly beat its wings.”
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Present participle for to force a path through
“He would beat a path through the clumps of bushes.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to shine with a bright, harsh light
“The tropical sun would beat down on us without mercy.”
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Present participle for to crush into fine particles
“Years of pounding would beat the rocks into a fine dust.”
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Present participle for to crush into a soft, wet, shapeless, and pulpy mass
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Present participle for to criticize or reprimand (someone) severely
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Present participle for to defy or put up an opposition to
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Present participle for to best an opponent by thinking
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Knocking the daylight out of
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Present participle for make (meat) more tender by beating or slow cooking
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Present participle for fall, move, or hang in a loose and ungainly way
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Present participle for to rain heavily
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Present participle for to move somewhere in a slow and steady way
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Present participle for be comparable to in quality or excellence
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Present participle for to overcome any difficulties presented by
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Present participle for to fasten with a nail or nails
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Present participle for to get the better of
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Present participle for to make a series of changes of course while sailing
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Present participle for cause to bubble
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Present participle for make weary
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Present participle for to make emotionally sad or depressed
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Present participle for to harass or annoy (someone) persistently
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Present participle for search madly for
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Present participle for give or cause to give a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement
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Present participle for break or fall apart into small fragments, especially as part of a process of deterioration
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Present participle for to disconcert someone with an unblinking face-to-face confrontation
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Present participle for search carefully and systematically
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Present participle for make uniform or similar
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Present participle for to produce or develop, especially through effort
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Present participle for cause great mental suffering to
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Present participle for to bite or chew with a noisy crushing sound
Adjective
Excellent, very fun
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Striking
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Thrashing
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Having or relating to rhythm
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Characterized by a tendency to flutter
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Very loud or having a high volume
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