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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

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To beat off competition from Lucy, Gabby and Jamie-Lee, who all enjoyed fantastic seasons, makes it extra special and highlights how much of a privilege it is to have won this award.
Lane were determined throughout the age groups with their tennis aces serving up success in both the boys and girls tournaments while the girls athletics squad beat off stiff opposition with the boys just being pipped for the top.
All's wool that ends wool for Scotsman John Kirkpatrick after he beat off competition from 25 countries to win sheep shearing's highest accolade - the Golden Shears.
FEATHERED FRIENDS Kimberley Brown, who beat off competition from 80 applicants to become an apprentice at Kirkley Hall Zoo
Malcolm with other contestants Sam, left, and Aled * Winner Malcolm Davies, from Dinas near Pwllheli, Llyn, beat off challenges from Aled Roberts, of Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant, Powys, and Sam Carey of Rhoshill, Pembrokeshire
Joanne Pearce has been one of the sport's highest scorers and she cracked 32 with help from Tina Johnson (22) and Louise Forward (21) as Fairwater beat off Whitchurch.
Ms Parker, who is based in Birmingham, beat off competition from HR directors at top firms including Baker & McKenzie, Norton Rose, Lovells, Capticks and Field Fisher.
Del Potro beat off stiff competition to win the Olimpia de Oro award.
Rossi was in top form as he beat off the challenge from Fiat Yamaha mate Jorge Lorenzo.
Glad to get another chance to hear the engaging ex-rugby player Martin Bayfield in action, the Fly was taken aback by a heckler, whose persistence beat off the protestations of even the host himself and appeared to curtail the speaker's flow.
The school beat off hundreds of entries from across the UK with its four-minute production which addressed how bullying can take the form of text messaging.
O'Neill is ready to beat off rivals Sunderland in the race to sign Gordon, 24, and has submitted a firm offer for the Scottish international.
We want to have as good of ball pressure without getting beat off the dribble.
In an evenly balanced game Swansea had taken the lead through Paul Connor, who, fed by Lee Trundle, beat off a challenge from Adam Barrett to score with a fine cross shot.
Wellington beat off competition from other clubs to stage the match, which will be played on May 5.