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Definition of "Beat" :

noun: the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing

noun: a stroke or blow

"The signal was two beats on the steam pipe."

noun: a regular rate of repetition

"The cox raised the beat."

noun: the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music

"The conductor set the beat."

noun: (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

noun: the sound of stroke or blow

"He heard the beat of a drum."

noun: the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart

"He could feel the beat of her heart."

noun: a regular route for a sentry or policeman

"In the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name."

noun: a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior

noun: a single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies; has a frequency equal to the difference between the two oscillations

verb: wear out completely

"I'm beat."

verb: be a mystery or bewildering to

"This beats me!."

verb: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

"Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship."

verb: beat through cleverness and wit

"I beat the traffic."

verb: give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression

"Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night."

verb: hit repeatedly

"Beat on the door."

verb: strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting

verb: strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music

"Beat one's breast."

verb: stir vigorously

"Beat the egg whites."

verb: shape by beating

"Beat swords into ploughshares."

verb: produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly

"Beat the drum."

verb: make by pounding or trampling

"Beat a path through the forest."

verb: move with or as if with a regular alternating motion

verb: move rhythmically

"Her heart was beating fast."

verb: indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks

"Beat the rhythm."

verb: sail with much tacking or with difficulty

"The boat beat in the strong wind."

verb: move with a flapping motion

verb: move with a thrashing motion

"The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky."

verb: glare or strike with great intensity

"The sun was beating down on us."

verb: make a rhythmic sound

"The drums beat all night."

verb: make a sound like a clock or a timer

"The grandfather clock beat midnight."

verb: avoid paying

"Beat the subway fare."

verb: be superior

"Reading beats watching television."

adjective: very tired

"So beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere."