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To strike physically or violently
“We do not beat our kids, but we find other ways to discipline them when necessary.”
To defeat, or be better than, someone or something
“He wants to work harder to beat his own record next year.”
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.”
To beat or throb in a rhythmic manner
“Gina felt her heart begin to beat quickly from her excitement.”
To stir or whisk vigorously
Beat the potatoes with the butter until they reach a smooth but firm consistency.”
(usually "beats") To confound or perplex someone
“It beats me how this could possibly have happened.”
(of waves) To break or move against
“The waves continued to beat all along the shore.”
(of a bird) To fly making rhythmic wing movements
“The crow remained still until it suddenly beat its wings.”
To force a path through
“He would beat a path through the clumps of bushes.”
To avoid or circumvent (a rule, obstacle or problem)
“You can beat the system, but you can't beat the house.”
To frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
“I have a plan to beat him at his own game.”
To shine with a bright, harsh light
“The tropical sun would beat down on us without mercy.”
To crush into fine particles
“Years of pounding would beat the rocks into a fine dust.”
Plural for a hard strike or hit
“Jack delivered a thumping beat to the punching bag.”
Plural for a pulse or throb
“My heart skipped a beat when I realized that I would finally be meeting her.”
Plural for a strong rhythm in popular music
“This hip-hop song has a good beat to dance to.”
Plural for the sound made when something, especially a musical instrument, is struck
“His body would instinctively move to the beat of the drums.”
Plural for a very short period of time
“Within a beat, he was on the train headed home.”
Plural for an area allocated to a police officer and patrolled on foot
“Policemen on the beat are a regular sight in the community.”
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