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Synonyms for beat

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 ?
17) Seeing no point in beating about the bush, she spoke directly (BYU-BNC).
While beating about the bush tends to be condemned, the opposite is praised as a token of the speaker's openness and directness:
No point in beating about the bush here, the Arctic Monkeys have gone and pulled it off.
But there's no point beating about the bush, yes I'm under the cosh and yes I've got to get results at this club sooner rather than later and yes we're having a bad time in terms of results.
There's no point beating about the bush - we've seen them runa lot better.
Instead of waiting for the Home Secretary to make a decision Lord Woolf's message from the Royal Courts of Justice in London was clear, straight to the point and no beating about the bush.
Having said that, if Craig is like his namesake David and likes a bit of beating about the bush, he'd be better off in a nightclub like Cleopatra's or the Savoy than going down Ashton Lane.