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beat British & World English

Strike (a person or an animal) repeatedly and violently so as to hurt or injure them, typically with an implement such as a club or whip

beat in beat British & World English

Strike (a person or an animal) repeatedly and violently so as to hurt or injure them, typically with an implement such as a club or whip

be at in be British & World English

Be doing or trying to do

be at British & World English

Be doing or trying to do

beat-up British & World English

Worn out by overuse; in a state of disrepair

beat off in beat British & World English

(Of a man) masturbate

beat time British & World English

Indicate or follow a musical tempo with a baton or other means

beat down British & World English

(Of the sun) radiate intense heat and brightness

beat off British & World English

(Of a man) masturbate

beat time in beat British & World English

Indicate or follow a musical tempo with a baton or other means

beat down in beat British & World English

(Of the sun) radiate intense heat and brightness

blue beat British & World English

another term for ska.

big beat British & World English

Popular music with a steady, prominent beat

beat-match British & World English

(Of a DJ) synchronize the tempos of (two recordings) to enable a smooth transition between them in a set of uninterrupted music

world beat British & World English

Western music incorporating elements of traditional music from any part of the world, especially from developing nations

beat someone up in beat British & World English

Assault and injure someone by hitting, kicking, or punching them repeatedly

beat-matching British & World English

The action or technique of synchronizing the tempos of two recordings to enable a smooth transition between them in a set of uninterrupted music

ectopic beat British & World English

another term for extrasystole.

beat someone down in beat British & World English

Force someone to reduce the price of something

beat someone/thing off in beat British & World English

Succeed in resisting an attacker or an attack

beat something out in beat British & World English

Produce a loud, rhythmic sound by striking something

beat frequency British & World English

The number of beats per second, equal to the difference in the frequencies of two interacting tones or oscillations

beat generation British & World English

A movement of young people in the 1950s and early 1960s who rejected conventional society, valuing free self-expression and favouring modern jazz. Among writers associated with the movement were Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg

to beat all ——s in beat British & World English

Infinitely better than all the things of the specified type

beat someone back in beat British & World English

Force (someone trying to do something) to retreat

beat something down in beat British & World English

Quell defence or resistance

miss a beat in miss1 British & World English

(Of the heart) temporarily fail or appear to fail to beat

miss a beat British & World English

(Of the heart) temporarily fail or appear to fail to beat

beat the rap in rap1 British & World English

Escape punishment for or be acquitted of a crime

beat the rap British & World English

Escape punishment for or be acquitted of a crime

beat oneself up in beat British & World English

Reproach or criticize oneself excessively

beat the clock British & World English

Perform a task quickly or within a fixed time limit

beat a retreat British & World English

Withdraw quickly in order to avoid something unpleasant

beat the clock in beat British & World English

Perform a task quickly or within a fixed time limit

beat a retreat in beat British & World English

Withdraw quickly in order to avoid something unpleasant

beat one's breast in breast British & World English

Make an exaggerated show of sorrow, despair, or regret

beat the count in count1 British & World English

(Of a boxer who has been knocked down) get up before the referee counts to ten

beat the count British & World English

(Of a boxer who has been knocked down) get up before the referee counts to ten

pound the beat in pound2 British & World English

(Of a police officer) patrol an allocated route or area

pound the beat British & World English

(Of a police officer) patrol an allocated route or area

beat up on someone in beat British & World English

North American way of saying beat someone up.

beat the bounds British & World English

Mark parish boundaries by walking round them and striking certain points with rods

beat the bushes British & World English

Search thoroughly

beat one's meat British & World English

(Of a man) masturbate

beat the system British & World English

Succeed in finding a means of getting round rules, regulations, or other means of control

to beat all ——s British & World English

Infinitely better than all the things of the specified type

to beat the band British & World English

In such a way as to surpass all competition


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