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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 ?
Extra beat bobbies started patrolling last week and community street wardens have gone into action to help stamp out trouble and vandalism.
THE FIGHT against crime and anti-social behaviour has been stepped up in the Coundon area of Coventry following the appointment of two extra beat bobbies.
For 20p per week, we would get 72 extra beat officers.
To tidy up the City there would be: an extra pounds 1 million on repairing roads; an extra pounds 500,000 for reopening toilets; an extra pounds 600,000 on grass verges and trees; an extra pounds 1 million for extra beat sweepers and free skips; an extra pounds 500,000 to extend area cleanups; an extra pounds 500,000 to clear up graffiti and an extra pounds 500,000 on recycling and kerbside collection.
He gives Strayhorn's Lush Life a novel twist, and turns Coltrane's Impressions into a vocal chant with an extra beat to alter the original rhythm.
And although Mr Brown announced plans to invest pounds 100 million in tackling street crime and robberies, he made no specific mention of setting aside money to recruit extra beat bobbies and patrol officers.
Extra beat bobbies are being drafted in to patrol the streets and, with the help of the town's CCTV cameras, will be providing a strong presence during the evening.
THE Home Office is considering its next move after being presented with a 3,000-name petition calling for extra beat bobbies.
People are asked to consider a dozen issues - including extra beat bobbies, anti-social behaviour, speeding traffic, drugs and alcohol and Neigh-bourhood Watch - and score them in order of importance.
Officers made 52 arrests in the run-up to the festive period after deploying extra beat bobbies to the town centre streets as part of Operation Aldridge.
Up to 30 extra beat bobbies and plain clothes officers flooded the town centre and suburbs in the first stage of Operation Tranquillity yesterday afternoon.
EXTRA beat bobbies and plain clothes officers took to the streets of Leamington today for a high-profile police crackdown on burglars, drug dealers and petty thieves.
They struggle decoding RI carols they've already heard, presumably because their bodies sense that all those extra beats are superfluous.