There are 3 translations of beat in Spanish:

beat1

(past beat past p, beaten /ˈbiːtn/)
Pronunciation: /biːt/

vt

  • 1 1.1 (hit repeatedly) golpear; [carpet] sacudir; [wings] batir she beat her fists against the door aporreó la puerta con los puños 1.2 (inflict blows on) he beats his children les pega a sus hijos, maltrata a sus hijos he was beaten to death lo mataron a golpes she nearly beat the life out of him casi lo mata a golpes I'll soon beat some sense into him! ¡lo haré entrar en razón a fuerza de golpes! 1.3 (hammer) [metal] batir 1.4 [Culin] [eggs] batir; [cream/egg whites] batir, montar (Esp)
  • 2 2.1 (defeat) [opponent] ganarle a, derrotar, vencer* he thinks he can beat me at chess se cree que me puede ganar al ajedrez he was beaten into fourth place lo dejaron en un cuarto puesto you've got to know when you're beaten hay que saber reconocer la derrota the government claims to have beaten inflation el gobierno dice haber abatido la inflación (it) beats me how anyone can do such a thing! no logro entender cómo se puede llegar a hacer una cosa así a beaten man un hombre acabado or derrotado if you can't beat them, join them si no puedes con ellos, únete a ellos 2.2 (be better than) [record] batir, superar this model can't be beaten este modelo es el mejor or no tiene igual our prices can't be beaten nuestros precios son imbatibles I scored 470, beat that! yo saqué 470 ¿a que no me ganas? you can't beat home-made apple pie no hay como el pastel de manzana casero it beats working any day [colloquial/familiar] siempre es más divertido que trabajar his cooking beats mine easily cocina mejor que yo, ni punto de comparación 2.3 (evade) [Sport] burlar
  • 3 (arrive before, anticipate) if we go early we should beat the traffic/crowds si vamos temprano nos evitamos el tráfico/gentío buy now and beat the new tax compre ahora, anticipándose al nuevo impuestoto beat sb to sth I beat him to the telephone llegué antes que él al teléfono I'll beat you to the shop te echo or (RPl) te juego una carrera hasta la tienda to beat sb to it o to the punch adelantársele a algn, ganarle a algn por la mano or (RPl) de mano, ganarle la mano a algn (Chi) she'd been beaten to it alguien se le había adelantado, le habían ganado por la mano ( or de mano etc)
  • 4 [Mus] [time] marcar* she beat time with her foot llevaba el compás con el pie
  • 5 5.1 (tread) they had beaten a path across the field habían dejado marcado un sendero en el campo beat it! [colloquial/familiar] ¡lárgate! [familiar/colloquial], ¡mandate mudar! (RPl) [familiar/colloquial] 5.2 (scour) [countryside] batir

vi

  • 1.1 (strike)to beat against/on sth the sea was beating against the cliff el mar batía contra el acantilado he could hear them beating on the door los oía golpear or aporrear la puerta the sun beat down on them el sol caía de lleno sobre ellos 1.2 (pulsate) [heart/pulse] latir, palpitar; [drum] redoblar; [wings] batir 1.3 (in hunting) batir

Phrasal verbs

beat back

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[attack/enemy] rechazar*

beat down

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (when bargaining) we beat him down to half the original figure conseguimos que nos lo dejara a mitad de precio you might manage to beat the price down a little puede que te lo dejen un poco más barato si regateas 1.2 (flatten) [door] tirar or echar abajo, derribar; [crop] aplastar

beat in

v + o + adv
[colloquial/familiar] to beat sb's head/brains in romperle* la cabeza or [familiar/colloquial] la crisma a algn

beat off

v + o + adv, v + adv + o (repulse) [attacker/assault] rechazar* he beat off a strong challenge from the independent candidate se impuso al importante reto del candidato independiente 1.1v + adv (masturbate) (AmE) [vulgar], hacerse* or (Chi, Per) correrse la or una paja [vulgar]

beat out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (drum) [rhythm] marcar* 1.2 [Metall] [dent] quitar (a martillazos etc) 1.3 (extinguish) [fire/flames] apagar* (a golpes) 1.1v + o + adv (smash) [colloquial/familiar] to beat sb's brains out romperle* la cabeza or [familiar/colloquial] la crisma a algn

beat up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[colloquial/familiar] darle* una paliza a [familiar/colloquial], pegarle* a she was badly beaten up le dieron tremenda paliza [familiar/colloquial], le pegaron brutalmente

beat up on

v + adv + prep + o (AmE)
[colloquial/familiar] darle* una paliza a [familiar/colloquial], pegarle* a

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There are 3 translations of beat in Spanish:

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n

  • 1 (of heart) latido (m); (of drum) golpe (m) his heart skipped o missed a beat le dio un vuelco el corazón

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There are 3 translations of beat in Spanish:

beat3

adj

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