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
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."