beat

beat
1. verb
1)

they were beaten with truncheons

Syn:
hit, strike, batter, thump, bang, hammer, punch, knock, thrash, pound, pummel, slap, smack, rain blows on; assault, attack, abuse; cudgel, club, birch; informal wallop, belt, bash, whack, thwack, clout, clobber, slug, tan, bop, sock, deck, plug, beat the living daylights out of; dated chastise
2)

the waves beat upon the shore

Syn:
break on/upon/against, dash against; lash against, strike, lap (upon), wash against; splash on/upon/against, roll upon; literary plash upon/against, lave against
3)

the metal is beaten into a die

Syn:
hammer, forge, form, shape, mold, work, stamp, fashion, model
4)

her heart was still beating

Syn:
pulsate, pulse, palpitate, vibrate, throb; pump, pound, thump, thud, hammer, drum; pitter-patter
5)

the eagle beat its wings

Syn:
flap, flutter, thresh, thrash, wave, vibrate, oscillate
6)

beat the cream into the mixture

Syn:
whisk, mix, blend, whip
7)

she beat a path through the grass

Syn:
tread, tramp, trample, wear, flatten, press down
8)

the team they need to beat

Syn:
defeat, conquer, win against, get the better of, vanquish, trounce, rout, overpower, overcome, subdue; informal lick, thrash, whip, wipe the floor with, clobber, cream, shellac, skunk
9)

he beat the record

Syn:
surpass, exceed, better, improve on, go one better than, eclipse, transcend, top, trump, cap
2. noun
1)

the song has a good beat

Syn:
rhythm, pulse, meter, time, measure, cadence; stress, accent
2)

the beat of hooves

Syn:
pounding, banging, thumping, thudding, booming, hammering, battering, crashing
3)

the beat of her heart

Syn:
pulse, pulsating, vibration, throb, palpitation, reverberation; pounding, thump, thud, hammering, drumming; pitter-patter
4)

a cop on his beat

Syn:
circuit, round, route, way, path
3. adjective, informal

phew, I'm beat!

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