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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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