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Definitions for beat

  • verb - wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam"
  • 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"
  • verb - be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
  • verb - come out better in a competition
  • verb - beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
  • verb - give a beating to; subject to a beating
  • verb - hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe"
  • verb - strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
  • verb - strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly
  • verb - stir vigorously; "beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream"
  • 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; "the city pulsated with music and excitement"
  • verb - move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"
  • verb - indicate by beating
  • verb - sail with much tacking or with difficulty; "The boat beat in the strong wind"
  • verb - move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping"
  • verb - move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "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; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night"
  • verb - make a sound like a clock or a timer; "the clocks were ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight"
  • adjective - very tired; "was all in at the end of the day"; "so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere"; "bushed after all that exercise"; "I'm dead after that long trip"
  • verb - avoid paying; "beat the subway fare"
  • verb - be superior; "Reading beats watching television"; "This sure beats work!"
  • noun - a regular rate of repetition; "the cox raised the beat"
  • noun - the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; "the piece has a fast rhythm"; "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
  • Synonyms for beat

    all in bushed dead rhythm measure heartbeat musical rhythm cadence round meter pulse beatnik metre pulsation tucker stick baffle stupefy dumbfound trounce outsmart work over pound thrum tucker out get pose nonplus beat out vanquish outfox scramble thump tick exhaust perplex puzzle bewilder gravel crush outwit circumvent pulsate flap ticktock wash up vex mystify flummox amaze shell overreach beat up quiver drum ticktack bunk

    Antonyms for beat

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    Holonyms for beat

    beatniks beat generation beats

    Hyponyms for beat

    catalexis metrical foot systole downbeat scansion foot throbbing upbeat common measure metrical unit pounding offbeat common meter diastole backbeat syncopation kill elude walk over mop up get the best spreadeagle chouse jockey outgo outperform outflank outfight checkmate outplay drub soak rough up lash cane knock out flail paddle beetle dump paste pulsate flutter thump out stump escape eliminate whip have the best rout shaft surpass exceed get over trump overpower mate cream thrash pistol-whip flog slash lambaste kayo baste larrup bastinado knock down hammer throb flap clap frazzle mix up outpoint worst rack up overcome get the jump screw outstrip outdo subdue best overmaster immobilize bat lick belabour welt strap lambast thresh batter full deck floor whisk pulse beat out bate play riddle outscore pip whomp spread-eagle cheat chicane outmatch surmount master scoop overwhelm immobilise clobber strong-arm belabor lather trounce knock cold lam spank beat coldcock whang forge palpitate tap out

    Hypernyms for beat

    rate prosody route oscillation musical time periodic event itinerary vibration sailing poetic rhythm recurrent event nonconformist stroke pace rhythmic pattern path recusant tire out wear out fag confuse fuddle get the better of outstrip outdo beat commove shape mould create glare rip off wear outwear fatigue throw bedevil overcome outmatch surmount agitate shake up form forge move sound chisel tire weary wear down fox confound defeat outgo outperform vex stir up work play sail go be wear upon jade fag out befuddle discombobulate surpass exceed strike disturb raise up mold make displace cheat

    Meronyms for beat

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    Sounds like beat

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