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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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* 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.
The firm beat off competition from magic circle giant Linklaters to land the Best Graduate Recruitment Campaign.
He said: "They beat off hundreds of films to get to the last three which were by people much older than themselves - it was a tremendous achievement."
Richard Hier beat off 6,000 entrants to make it to the last 12 in the Men's Health cover model finals in London.
A 26-year-old CIMA member beat off competition from across the UK by demonstrating an impressive combination of technical and commercial skills and wide-ranging external interests
Her heroes often find themselves scavenging on the margins of society: Transients like the ever-present panhandlers - some wily, some industrious, some pathetically desperate - discover ways to battle daily indignities with laughter and small acts of kindness; friends like Nan, "holed up in high-rise hell" and fighting poverty and diabetes, beat back the lure of suicide by simply sharing a conversation with a friend; and strangers like an unknown woman, falling to her death from the Barham overpass, realize they are unable to beat off the lure of suicide "in a metropolis gone mad, where the only politics is survival and success is measured in multiples of zeroes."
Liverpool-based Stanley, who beat off competition from two major rivals, will retain all but two of the 140 staff employed in betting offices stretching between Swindon in Wiltshire to Camborne in Cornwall.
The town's towering icon beat off stiff competition from the likes of the Angel of the North and Big Ben to win the public vote.
HARRY Redknapp has revealed Blues "beat off loads of competition" to sign Jeremie Boga on loan from Chelsea.
The pounds 675m centre - which opened to the public last October - beat off competition from other shortlisted centres in Portugal and Singapore to take the award.
The WRU beat off an Irish bid from the new Aviva Stadium - the redeveloped Lansdowne Road - to host the 2011 showpiece.
Del Potro beat off stiff competition to win the Olimpia de Oro award, including Messi who helped Barca to a clean sweep of all six trophies they could have lifted this year.
The Welsh Highland Railway at Porthmadog beat off stiff competition from old rivals Chirk to win the railway station category for 2008.
The R&B chart-topper beat off a host of local stars to win the award in last night's Style Awards.