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Meaning of beat

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: very tired; "was all in at the end of the day"; "so beat
             I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere"; "bushed
             after all that exercise"; "I'm dead after that long trip"
             [syn: {all in(p)}, {beat(p)}, {bushed(p)}, {dead(p)}]
      n 1: a regular route for a sentry or policeman; "in the old days
           a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"
           [syn: {beat}, {round}]
      2: the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with
         each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
         [syn: {pulse}, {pulsation}, {heartbeat}, {beat}]
      3: the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; "the piece has a
         fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat" [syn: {rhythm},
         {beat}, {musical rhythm}]
      4: a single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two
         waves of different frequencies; has a frequency equal to the
         difference between the two oscillations
      5: a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and
         behavior [syn: {beatnik}, {beat}]
      6: the sound of stroke or blow; "he heard the beat of a drum"
      7: (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse [syn:
         {meter}, {metre}, {measure}, {beat}, {cadence}]
      8: a regular rate of repetition; "the cox raised the beat"
      9: a stroke or blow; "the signal was two beats on the steam
      10: the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible
          to the direction from which the wind is blowing
      v 1: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict;
           "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat
           the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last
           football game" [syn: {beat}, {beat out}, {crush}, {shell},
           {trounce}, {vanquish}]
      2: give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a
         punishment or as an act of aggression; "Thugs beat him up
         when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher
         used to beat the students" [syn: {beat}, {beat up}, {work
      3: hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his
      4: move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast" [syn: {beat},
         {pound}, {thump}]
      5: shape by beating; "beat swords into ploughshares"
      6: make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield";
         "The drums beat all night" [syn: {drum}, {beat}, {thrum}]
      7: glare or strike with great intensity; "The sun was beating
         down on us"
      8: move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings";
         "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky" [syn:
         {beat}, {flap}]
      9: sail with much tacking or with difficulty; "The boat beat in
         the strong wind"
      10: stir vigorously; "beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream"
          [syn: {beat}, {scramble}]
      11: strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great
          emotion or in accompaniment to music; "beat one's breast";
          "beat one's foot rhythmically"
      12: be superior; "Reading beats watching television"; "This sure
          beats work!"
      13: avoid paying; "beat the subway fare" [syn: {beat}, {bunk}]
      14: make a sound like a clock or a timer; "the clocks were
          ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight" [syn:
          {tick}, {ticktock}, {ticktack}, {beat}]
      15: move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were
          flapping" [syn: {beat}, {flap}]
      16: indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks;
          "Beat the rhythm"
      17: move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the
          city pulsated with music and excitement" [syn: {pulsate},
          {beat}, {quiver}]
      18: make by pounding or trampling; "beat a path through the
      19: produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly; "beat the drum"
      20: strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for
      21: beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She
          outfoxed her competitors" [syn: {outwit}, {overreach},
          {outsmart}, {outfox}, {beat}, {circumvent}]
      22: be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I
          don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question
          really stuck me" [syn: {perplex}, {vex}, {stick}, {get},
          {puzzle}, {mystify}, {baffle}, {beat}, {pose}, {bewilder},
          {flummox}, {stupefy}, {nonplus}, {gravel}, {amaze},
      23: wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm
          beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam" [syn:
          {exhaust}, {wash up}, {beat}, {tucker}, {tucker out}]

WordNet ® Princeton University. http://wordnet.princeton.edu

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