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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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If you're considered as "other" you could be subject to being killed, or beaten down, or left on a roof for three to four days, or left to rot in the Superdome.
Cassie's stepfather takes Ian on as a student and that's how the two young people meet; however, the attraction they immediately feel for one another has to be beaten down and ignored because of Ian's upcoming competition and because the stepfather absolutely forbids their romance as a distraction Ian can't afford.
In the post-war world of the 1920s, Germanness was beaten down by nativism on the one side and dissolved by assimilation on the other.
That the flowering of liturgy and ecclesiology following the council, beaten down by the "traditionalists" (medievalists) like Ratzinger and his ilk, was just one of those sufferings we must all endure?
Serbia surely should be able to compete better for foreign funds given its advantage as a tourist destination for travelers beaten down by pricey destinations in Western Europe and looking for bargains in southern and eastern Europe.
I remember being beaten down there at Kenilworth Road and we were terrible.
After years of being beaten down by a chain of power that started with the largest automakers and retailers, a seismic shift in the supply-and-demand balance has allowed basic materials producers (steelmakers, mining companies and some paper makers among them) to dictate more favorable pricing and negotiating terms.
A spokesperson for the Detroit Fire Fighters Association described what happened next: "Enduring excruciating heat and total blindness, Firefighter Norgren painstakingly hand searched the room while being beaten down by the deadly conditions, and near the end of his air supply, found an adult male who was pinned under a dresser." The statement continued: "Reaching for an extra level of strength and endurance, Firefighter Norgren moved the dresser off the victim and dragged him toward the window, where he was met by Firefighter Hamm, who was also attempting a search and rescue.
"She seems like someone who's been beaten down. She's unattractive, lives in the woods, and clearly has magical powers." Ashley expects Madge to be even more challenging than Carabosse.
Its storyline, conceived by Waters, portrays the fictional life of anti-hero Pink, who is beaten down by society and withdraws into a fantasy world.