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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

References in periodicals archive ?
Neighbours also tried to get into the house as smoke bellowed into the street but were beaten back.
Shaking with emotion Mr Power told how he staggered from the building - beaten back by black smoke - before climbing the drainpipe to try to break open the front window.
Each time they were beaten back by the intense heat.
Distraught Neil McPherson was beaten back by intense heat and smoke and had to wait for fire crews to arrive.
Niro, who represented Black & Decker as trial counsel, expressed total satisfaction with the result: ``This is the second time we hae beaten back an attack on patents covering the ``SnakeLight''(R) product.
Brave neighbour Paul Conlon said he and other neighbours tried to rescue the 68-year-old but they were beaten back by flames and thick smoke.
The militants apparently hoped to steal the policemen's weapons, but were beaten back before they could do so, he said.
The man, 72, went into the terrace cottage in Pallion, Sunderland, but was beaten back by choking smoke.
On the same day, a 30-year-old woman was severely injured by the same cougar, which was beaten back by the woman's friend and passing bicyclists.
He and the resident tried to gain entry to the house, but were beaten back by the flames.
After rescuing the man,55, and his 22-year-old son, he went back a third time but was beaten back by flames.
Neighbours smashed windows at the terrace house in Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, to try to pull the victims to safety but they were beaten back by the flames.
The janitor had gone to investigate when the alarm sounded but was beaten back by thick smoke and flames.
Having recently returned to society with Sharona's aid, he hopes to get his old job back but must first convince Stottlemeyer that he has sufficiently beaten back his demons.
Pakistan claimed to have beaten back an Indian attempt to set up a military post along the so-called line of control dividing the disputed province.