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beat it

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beat someone up

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beat something out

beat yourself up

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to punish with blows or lashes

to move (one's arms or wings, for example) up and down

to indicate (time or rhythm), as with repeated gestures or sounds

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to make rhythmic contractions, sounds, or movements

to shape, break, or flatten with repeated blows

to mix rapidly to a frothy consistency

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to win a victory over, as in battle or a competition

to make incapable of finding something to think, do, or say

beat down: to be projected with blinding intensity

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beat off: to turn or drive away

a stroke or blow, especially one that produces a sound

a periodic contraction or sound of something coursing

the patterned, recurring alternation of contrasting elements, such as stressed and unstressed notes in music

an area regularly covered, as by a policeman or reporter

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a regular route for a sentry or policeman

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the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart

the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music

a single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies

a member of the beat generation

the sound of stroke or blow

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a regular rate of repetition

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a stroke or blow

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the act of beating to windward

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shape by beating

make a rhythmic sound

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glare or strike with great intensity

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move with a thrashing motion

sail with much tacking or with difficulty

strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music

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be superior

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avoid paying

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make a sound like a clock or a timer

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move with a flapping motion

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indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks

move with or as if with a regular alternating motion

make by pounding or trampling

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produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly

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strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting

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very tired

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The licence for a 35-plus music-driven service went to Lite FM, headed by Martin Block who beat off competition from five other applicants.
Six-year-olds Nicola Holloway and Shelley Parry of Abbots Infant School in Abbotts Way, Rugby, beat off hopefuls from other schools in Rugby to clinch the top two places - worth a total of 150 vouchers.
Jackson, 50, beat off Wesley Snipes to replace him.
Schoolboy Justin, 15, beat off competition from established acts to secure a place alongside performers such as Prince and Will Smith.
Huddersfield beat off competition from Sheffield Eagles and Wright's former club Wakefield Trinity to land the former Great Britain Under-21 star,who was released from a four-year contract by Wigan after a series of ankle and leg injuries.
You must have had to beat off a lot of American men to get this part.
Holly Willoughby and David Beckham beat off competition from the likes of George Clooney and Cheryl Cole
Sky Ride beat off competition from the likes of Big Pedal (Sustrans/Bike Hub), Get Britain Cycling report (All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group), and The Times cycling petition.
Clawson from Conway, Arkansas, said: "I like to beat off to child porn.
UAE's first gold medal at the London 2012 Paralympics has been won by Abdulla Sultan Al Aryani, who beat off competition to win the R6-50m prone rifle shooting event.
The school's youngsters took in varied activities such as athletics, tennis, swimming, indoor rowing, volleyball and aquathon (swimming & running) and beat off the challenge of seven other schools.
Summary: Scotsman John Kirkpatrick after he beat off competition from 25 countries to win sheep shearing's highest accolade - the Golden Shears.
Kimberley, 20, beat off competition from more than 80 other young applicants to land the role of apprentice animal keeper at the Kirkley Hall Zoo near Ponteland.
Malcolm Davies aged 38, of Dinas near Pwllheli, beat off challenges from Aled Roberts of Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant, Powys, and Sam Carey of Rhoshill, Pembrokeshire, in what was dubbed "the closest final so far in the series' history".
The powerful Llandaff side registered more Premier wins as they beat off gallant effort by Llanrumney Utd and St Joseph's A.