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beat

adjective (a)

  • Weary; tired; fatigued; exhausted. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • a regular route for a sentry or policeman (noun.location)
    Synonym: round
    Example:
    In the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name.
    source: wordnet30
  • the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart (noun.event)
    Example:
    He could feel the beat of her heart.
    source: wordnet30
  • the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music (noun.communication)
    Example:
    The conductor set the beat.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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 (noun.phenomenon)
    source: wordnet30
  • a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior (noun.person)
    Synonym: beatnik
    source: wordnet30
  • the sound of stroke or blow (noun.event)
    Example:
    He heard the beat of a drum.
    source: wordnet30
  • (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse (noun.communication)
    Synonym: cadence, measure, meter, metre
    source: wordnet30
  • a regular rate of repetition (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    The cox raised the beat.
    source: wordnet30
  • a stroke or blow (noun.act)
    Example:
    The signal was two beats on the steam pipe.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • A stroke; a blow. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • One that beats, or surpasses, another or others; as, the beat of him. (noun)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

verb (v)

  • come out better in a competition, race, or conflict (verb.competition)
    Example:
    Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship.
    We beat the competition.
    source: wordnet30
  • give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression (verb.contact)
    Synonym: beat up, work over
    Example:
    Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night.
    The teacher used to beat the students.
    source: wordnet30
  • hit repeatedly (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Beat on the door.
    Beat the table with his shoe.
    source: wordnet30
  • move rhythmically (verb.motion)
    Synonym: pound, thump
    Example:
    Her heart was beating fast.
    source: wordnet30
  • shape by beating (verb.creation)
    Example:
    Beat swords into ploughshares.
    source: wordnet30
  • make a rhythmic sound (verb.perception)
    Synonym: drum, thrum
    Example:
    The drums beat all night.
    source: wordnet30
  • glare or strike with great intensity (verb.perception)
    Example:
    The sun was beating down on us.
    source: wordnet30
  • move with a thrashing motion (verb.motion)
    Synonym: flap
    Example:
    The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky.
    source: wordnet30
  • sail with much tacking or with difficulty (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The boat beat in the strong wind.
    source: wordnet30
  • stir vigorously (verb.contact)
    Synonym: scramble
    Example:
    Beat the egg whites.
    Beat the cream.
    source: wordnet30
  • strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Beat one's breast.
    Beat one's foot rhythmically.
    source: wordnet30
  • be superior (verb.stative)
    Example:
    Reading beats watching television.
    This sure beats work!.
    source: wordnet30
  • avoid paying (verb.social)
    Synonym: bunk
    Example:
    Beat the subway fare.
    source: wordnet30
  • make a sound like a clock or a timer (verb.perception)
    Synonym: tick, ticktack, ticktock
    Example:
    The grandfather clock beat midnight.
    source: wordnet30
  • move with a flapping motion (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Beat the rhythm.
    source: wordnet30
  • move with or as if with a regular alternating motion (verb.motion)
    Synonym: pulsate, quiver
    source: wordnet30
  • make by pounding or trampling (verb.creation)
    Example:
    Beat a path through the forest.
    source: wordnet30
  • produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly (verb.creation)
    Example:
    Beat the drum.
    source: wordnet30
  • strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • beat through cleverness and wit (verb.competition)
    Example:
    I beat the traffic.
    source: wordnet30
  • be a mystery or bewildering to (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    This beats me!.
    source: wordnet30
  • wear out completely (verb.body)
    Example:
    I'm beat.
    source: wordnet30
  • To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as, to beat one's breast; to beat iron so as to shape it; to beat grain, in order to force out the seeds; to beat eggs and sugar; to beat a drum. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To strike repeatedly; to inflict repeated blows; to knock vigorously or loudly. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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