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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 English Thesaurus

before running off, the men beat me with pickaxe handles

be at British & World English

Be doing or trying to do

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

beat-up British & World English

Worn out by overuse; in a state of disrepair

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

big beat British & World English

Popular music with a steady, prominent beat

blue beat British & World English

Another term for ska.

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-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.

to beat all ——s British & World English

Infinitely better than all the things of the specified type

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

miss a beat British & World English

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

beat the rap British & World English

Escape punishment for or be acquitted of a crime

be at in be British & World English

Be doing or trying to do

beat the clock British & World English

Perform a task quickly or within a fixed time limit

beat one's meat British & World English

(Of a man) masturbate

beat a retreat British & World English

Withdraw quickly in order to avoid something unpleasant

to beat the band British & World English

In such a way as to surpass all competition

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 British & World English

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

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 the system British & World English

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

beat someone back British & World English

Force (someone trying to do something) to retreat

beat someone down British & World English

Force someone to reduce the price of something

beat something out British & World English

Produce a loud, rhythmic sound by striking something

beat someone up British & World English

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

beat one's breast British & World English

Make an exaggerated show of sorrow, despair, or regret

beat the drum of British & World English

Be ostentatiously in support of

beat the pants off British & World English

Prove to be vastly superior to

beat someone to it British & World English

Succeed in doing something or getting somewhere before someone else

beat something down British & World English

Quell defence or resistance

beat someone hollow British & World English

Defeat someone thoroughly

beat about the bush British & World English

Discuss a matter without coming to the point

beat the tar out of British & World English

Beat or thrash severely

beat something against/on in beat British & World English

Strike something against (something)

beat someone/thing off British & World English

Succeed in resisting an attacker or an attack

beat the bejesus out of British & World English

Hit (someone) very hard or for a long time

beat the shit out of British & World English

Beat (someone) very severely


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