Translation of beat in Spanish:
transitive verb past tense beat past participle beaten Pronunciation: / ˈbiːtn /
- 1 1.1 (hit repeatedly)(carpet)(wings)she beat her fists against the dooraporreó la puerta con los puñosExample sentences1.2 (inflict blows on) See examples: he beats his children
he was beaten to death she nearly beat the life out of himles pega a sus hijosmaltrata a sus hijosI'll soon beat some sense into him!casi lo mata a golpes1.3 (hammer)¡lo haré entrar en razón a fuerza de golpes!(metal)Example sentences
- She approaches an emotion with the finesse of someone beating a carpet.
- Training a dog, beating a carpet or rug, and washing clothes are also banned on the heath.
- Ava beat the rug with a vengeance, watching the dust fly through the air and circle in the late summer breeze.
Example sentences1.4 (Cookery)
- The other two reached out and pulled the Aussie from the river and then, using long clubs, beat the shark to death.
- The documentary makers interviewed former workers who stated that some dogs were beaten to death, instead of being given a lethal injection, in order to save money.
- Police launched a murder hunt today after a cricket club member was beaten to death next to the pitch last night.
- The most expensive is wrought iron, where the metal is beaten into shape.
- The metal can be beaten out so thinly that it has hardly any solidity left, when it appears as gold by reflected light but green by transmitted light.
- The piece of metal was then beaten with some kind of hammer, before being put back into the fire.
- Next, beat ingredients for the cream cheese layer until smooth.
- Egg yolks, Marsala wine, and sugar are beaten vigorously in a double boiler until thick and foamy.
- Pour the hot melted butter over the whisked eggs in a steady stream, beating the ingredients together well.
- 2 2.1 (defeat) he thinks he can beat me at chesshe was beaten into fourth placese cree que me puede ganar al ajedrezyou've got to know when you're beatenlo dejaron en un cuarto puestothe government claims to have beaten inflationhay que saber reconocer la derrota(it) beats me how anyone can do such a thing!el gobierno dice haber abatido la inflacióna beaten manno logro entender cómo se puede llegar a hacer una cosa asíif you can't beat them, join themun hombre acabado or derrotado2.2 (be better than) this model can't be beatensi no puedes con ellos, únete a ellosour prices can't be beateneste modelo es el mejor or no tiene igualI scored 470, beat that!nuestros precios son imbatiblesyou can't beat home-made apple pieyo saqué 470 ¿a que no me ganas?it beats working any day [colloquial]no hay como el pastel de manzana caserohis cooking beats mine easilysiempre es más divertido que trabajarcocina mejor que yo, ni punto de comparaciónExample sentences2.3 (evade) (Sport)
- The moment you set a goal and achieve it, somebody will eventually beat your record and surpass your goal!
- I never imagined that you'd be able to beat the top score like that.
- The team is confident that it will beat the current record of 245 mph, and say that it could even reach 300 mph on future runs.
- Lauren easily beat her father five games to one, and poked fun at his age and physical fitness.
- There wasn't much shame in that because I thought we competed hard in the four games and we were beaten by a better side.
- ‘There's no chance of me ever beating you at this game,’ I had said.
- 3 (arrive before, anticipate) See examples: if we go early we should beat the traffic/crowdsbuy now and beat the new taxsi vamos temprano nos evitamos el tráfico/gentíoto beat somebodycompre ahora, anticipándose al nuevo impuesto
tosomethingI beat him to the telephoneI'll beat you to the shopllegué antes que él al teléfonoto beat somebody to it o to the punchte echo or (River Plate area) te juego una carrera hasta la tiendashe'd been beaten to itadelantársele a alguienganarle a alguien por la mano or (River Plate area) de manoganarle la mano a alguien (Chile)alguien se le había adelantadole habían ganado por la mano ( or de mano etc)
- 5 5.1 (tread) See examples: they had beaten a path across the fieldbeat it! [colloquial]habían dejado marcado un sendero en el campo5.2 (scour)¡mandate mudar! (River Plate area) [colloquial](countryside)Example sentences
- The estate staff and sundry villagers would be involved in beating the woods and picking up the game.
- Local lords also demanded that peasants beat the woods during hunts and pay special additional taxes.
- Many beaters like to carry their own stick, to help them get up and down banks, as well as for beating the undergrowth.
intransitive verb past tense beat past participle beaten Pronunciation: / ˈbiːtn /
- 1.1 (strike)to beat
against/ onsomethingthe sea was beating against the cliffhe could hear them beating on the doorel mar batía contra el acantiladothe sun beat down on themlos oía golpear or aporrear la puerta1.2 (pulsate)el sol caía de lleno sobre ellos(drum)(wings)Example sentences
- Long after the final whistle had blown at their semi-final, the sound of drums beating and fans chanting could be heard outside the stadium.
- Her laughter was deep, right from the stomach, and it sounded like merry drums beating away.
- Then there was a sound of drums beating filling the air with its fury.
Example sentences1.3 (in hunting)
- Her heart was beating wildly, and panic was rising in her stomach.
- An AED delivers a life saving electric shock that starts the heart beating and pumping again.
- Her heart started beating hard, pounding against her ribcage.
- The little hummingbirds beat their wings faster and their flight is even more graceful than normal.
- A ruby-throated hummingbird beats its wings 50 to 70 times per second.
- I stared after the birds as they beat their wings in strange rhythm.
- Meanwhile, Gregor's sister and father beat on his bedroom door, calling him to leave for work.
- She looked around for something to cover herself and again Noah beat on the door.
- I heard him beat against the door, and then fall to his feet with a strangled sigh.
- 1 (of heart)(of drum)his heart skipped o missed a beatle dio un vuelco el corazónExample sentences
- In essence, your heart requires fewer beats to pump the same amount of blood.
- Taking long breaths to hide the agitated beats of my thudding heart, I leaned forward more intently to analyze the picture.
- In her ears echoed the sounds of her beating heart as its beats began to grow weak and slow.
- 2 (Literat, Music) 2.1 (rhythmic accent) 2.2 (of baton)Example sentences2.3 (rhythm)
- Women who were washing laundry outside their houses, and talking to their neighbour about the latest village gossip, looked up in surprise at the sound of hoof beats.
- After another few minutes' silence, they heard distinct sounds of hoof beats.
- I woke to the jolting sound of hoof beats, thundering down a dirt path.
- It gives you what you'd expect - strong beats, ironic raps and bizarre alter egos.
- The show is a pure play on energy, filled with funky beats and strong singing and dancing.
- There is a structure under there somewhere, with each song held together by a strong beat.
- In mensural music beats fall naturally into groups of two or three with a recurring accent on the first of each group.
- Conductors became the drill sergeants of music; the beat is seen rather than heard.
- This time, focus all your attention on making a stress on the second and last beats of each bar.
- 3 3.1 (of policeman) on the beat3.2 (in angling)de ronda(British English)Example sentences
- The beats of the Norwegian Flyfishers Club are fished on a rotational basis, giving each angler equal rights, and a maximum of four anglers per beat.
- We fished a beat that had a small narrow island about a third of the way down.
- Each beat fishes best at a different height of water.
- 28 per cent said that they had never seen a police officer on the beat in their area.
- Police are putting extra patrols on the beat in Grimsby after a racist attack left an asylum seeker with serious facial injuries.
- I would put more police on the beat instead of driving round in cars or sat behind a desk.
- 4 (beatnik)Example sentences
- Perhaps he was a Beat born too early.
- He was a beat in the 50s, met and performed with Warhol in the early 60s, was always on the edge of everything.
- It reminds me of my parents, they were beats and hippies then converted to Protestant Christianity.
- 1.1 (when bargaining) See examples: we beat him down to half the original figure
- [colloquial]to beat somebody's head/brains in
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (repulse)
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (drum)
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