HyperDic: beat

English > 34 senses of the word beat:
VERBcompetitionbeat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquishcome out better in a competition, race, or conflict
contactbeat, beat up, work overgive a beating to
contactbeathit repeatedly
motionbeat, pound, thumpmove rhythmically
creationbeatshape by beating
perceptionbeat, drum, thrummake a rhythmic sound
perceptionbeatglare or strike with great intensity
motionbeat, flapmove with a thrashing motion
motionbeatsail with much tacking or with difficulty
contactbeat, scramblestir vigorously
contactbeatstrike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music
stativebeatbe superior
socialbeat, bunkavoid paying
perceptionbeat, tick, ticktock, ticktackmake a sound like a clock or a timer / timer
motionbeat, flapmove with a flapping motion
motionbeatindicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks
motionbeat, pulsate, quivermove with or as if with a regular alternating motion
creationbeatmake by pounding or trampling
creationbeatproduce a rhythm by striking repeatedly
contactbeatstrike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
competitionbeat, outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, circumventbeat through cleverness and wit
cognitionbeat, perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfoundbe a mystery or bewildering to
bodybeat, exhaust, wash up, tucker, tucker outwear out completely
NOUNlocationbeat, rounda regular route for a sentry or policeman
eventbeat, pulse, pulsation, heartbeatthe rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
communicationbeat, rhythm, musical rhythmthe basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
phenomenonbeata single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies
person beat, beatnika member of the beat generation
eventbeatthe sound of stroke or blow / blow
communicationbeat, meter, metre, measure, cadence(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
attributebeata regular rate of repetition
actbeata stroke or blow
actbeatthe act of beating to windward
ADJECTIVEallbeat, all in, bushed, deadvery tired
beat > pronunciation
Soundsbiy't
Rhymesaesthete ... worksheet: 76 rhymes with iyt...
English > beat: 34 senses > adjective 1
MeaningVery tired.
Example "so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere"
Synonymsall in, bushed, dead
BroadertiredDepleted of strength or energy
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishagotado, derrotado, hecho polvo
English > beat: 34 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningA regular route for a sentry or policeman.
Example"in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"
Synonymround
Broaderpath, route, itineraryAn established line of travel or access
Spanishronda
Catalanronda
English > beat: 34 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningThe rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart.
Example"he could feel the beat of her heart"
Synonymspulse, pulsation, heartbeat
NarrowerdiastoleThe widening of the chambers of the heart between two contractions when the chambers fill with blood
systoleThe contraction of the chambers of the heart (especially the ventricles) to drive blood into the aorta and pulmonary artery
throb, throbbing, poundingAn instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)
Broaderperiodic event, recurrent eventAn event that recurs at intervals
Spanishlatido, pulsación, pulso
Catalanbatec, bategada, palpitació
Verbsbeatmove rhythmically
English > beat: 34 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningThe basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music.
Example "the conductor set the beat"
Synonymsrhythm, musical rhythm
NarrowerbackbeatA loud steady beat
downbeatThe first beat of a musical measure (as the conductor's arm moves downward)
syncopationA musical rhythm accenting a normally weak beat
upbeat, offbeatAn unaccented / unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure)
Broadermusical time(music) the beat of musical rhythm
Spanishcadencia, compás, ritmo
Catalancadència, compàs, ritme
Verbsbeatstrike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music
beatproduce a rhythm by striking repeatedly
beatmove rhythmically
beatindicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks
beatmake a rhythmic sound
English > beat: 34 senses > noun 4, phenomenon
MeaningA single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies; has a frequency equal to the difference between the two oscillations.
Broaderoscillation, vibration(physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean
Adjectivesheterodyneof or relating to the beat produced by heterodyning two oscillations
English > beat: 34 senses > noun 5, person
MeaningA member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior.
Synonymbeatnik
Member ofbeat generation, beats, beatniksA United States youth subculture of the 1950s
Broadernonconformist, recusantsomeone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
Spanishbeatnik
Catalanbeatnik
English > beat: 34 senses > noun 6, event
MeaningThe sound of stroke or blow / blow.
Example"he heard the beat of a drum"
BroadersoundThe sudden occurrence of an audible event
Verbsbeathit repeatedly
beatmake a sound like a clock or a timer / timer
English > beat: 34 senses > noun 7, communication
Meaning(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse.
Synonymsmeter, metre, measure, cadence
Categoryprosody, metricsThe study of poetic meter and the art of versification
NarrowercatalexisThe absence of a syllable in the last foot of a line or verse
common measure, common meterThe usual / usual (iambic) meter of a ballad
metrical foot, foot, metrical unit(prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
scansionAnalysis of verse into metrical patterns
Broaderpoetic rhythm, rhythmic pattern, prosody(prosody) a system of versification
Spanishcadencia, medida, metro, ritmo
Catalancadència
English > beat: 34 senses > noun 8, attribute
MeaningA regular rate of repetition.
Example"the cox raised the beat"
Broaderpace, rateThe relative speed of progress or change
Spanishcadencia
Catalancadència
Verbsbeatmove with a thrashing motion
English > beat: 34 senses > noun 9, act
MeaningA stroke or blow.
Example"the signal was two beats on the steam pipe"
BroaderstrokeA single complete movement
Spanishtoque
Verbsbeathit repeatedly
beatshape by beating
English > beat: 34 senses > noun 10, act
MeaningThe act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing.
Broadersailingriding in a sailboat
Verbsbeatsail with much tacking or with difficulty
English > beat: 34 senses > verb 1, competition
MeaningCome out better in a competition, race, or conflict.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe fighter managed to beat his opponent
Examples
  • "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"
  • "We beat the competition"
Synonymsbeat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish
EntailswinBe the winner in a contest or competition
Narrowercheat, chouse, shaft, screw, chicane, jockeydefeat someone through trickery or deceit
checkmate, mateplace an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game / game / game
cream, bat, clobber, drub, thrash, lickBeat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
eliminateRemove from a contest or race
get the best, have the best, overcomeOvercome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome
get the jumpBe there first
immobilize, immobilisemake defenseless
outdo, outflank, trump, best, scoopget the better of
outfightTo fight better than
outplayexcel or defeat in a game / game / game
outpoint, outscorescore more points than one's opponents
overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, masterGet on top of
overpower, overmaster, overwhelmOvercome by superior force
spread-eagle, spreadeagle, routdefeat disastrously
surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperformBe or do something to a greater degree
walk overBeat easily
whompBeat overwhelmingly
worst, pip, mop up, whip, rack updefeat thoroughly
Broaderget the better of, overcome, defeatwin a victory over
Similar tooutwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumventBeat through cleverness and wit
Spanishaplastar, bombardear, dar una paliza, derrotar, ganar, triunfar, vencer
Catalanconquerir, derrotar, guanyar, vèncer
Adjectivesbeatablesusceptible to being defeated
Nounsbeatingthe act of overcoming or outdoing
English > beat: 34 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningGive a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to beat the prisoners
Examples
  • "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"
  • "The teacher used to beat the students"
Synonymsbeat up, work over
EntailshitDeal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
Narrowerbelabour, belaborBeat soundly
cane, flog, lambaste, lambastBeat with a cane
clobber, baste, batterstrike violently and repeatedly
flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounceBeat severely with a whip or rod
knock cold, knock out, kayoknock unconscious or senseless
pistol-whipBeat with a pistol
rough uptreat violently
soakBeat severely
spank, paddle, larrupGive a spanking to
strong-armUse physical force against
thrash, thresh, lam, flailGive a thrashing to
Spanishapalear, dar una paliza, derrotar, golpear, pegar
Catalancopejar, derrotar, picar
Nounsbeatingthe act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
English > beat: 34 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaninghit repeatedly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "beat on the door"
  • "beat the table with his shoe"
NarrowerbastinadoBeat somebody on the soles of the feet
beatstrike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
beetleBeat with a beetle
deck, coldcock, dump, knock down, floorknock down with force
fullbeat for the purpose of cleaning and thickening
hammerBeat with or as if with a hammer
pastehit with the fists
thrash, threshBeat the seeds out of a grain
whangBeat with force
Broaderstrikedeliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
Similar tobeatstrike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music
Spanishbatir a golpes, golpear repetidamente
Nounsbeata stroke or blow
beatthe sound of stroke or blow / blow
beateran implement for beating
English > beat: 34 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningMove rhythmically.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"Her heart was beating fast"
Synonymspound, thump
NarrowerflapMove noisily
palpitate, flutterBeat rapidly
pulsate, throb, pulseExpand and contract rhythmically
thrashbeat so fast that (the heart's) output starts dropping until (it) does not manage to pump out blood at all
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Similar tobeatIndicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks
Spanishaporrear, golpear, latir
Catalanbategar, batre
Nounsbeatthe basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
beatthe rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
English > beat: 34 senses > verb 5, creation
Meaningshape by beating.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThe chef wants to beat the eggs
Example"beat swords into ploughshares"
Narrowerforge, hammercreate by hammering
Broadershape, form, work, mold, mould, forgemake something, usually for a specific function
Spanishgolpear
Catalancopejar, pegar
Participlebeatenformed or made thin by hammering
Nounsbeata stroke or blow
English > beat: 34 senses > verb 6, perception
Meaningmake a rhythmic sound.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example "The drums beat all night"
Synonymsdrum, thrum
Broadersound, gomake a certain noise or sound
Similar tobeatIndicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks
Spanishgolpetear, martillear, tamborear, tamborilear
Catalancopejar, martellejar, tamborinar, tamborinejar
Nounsbeatthe basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
English > beat: 34 senses > verb 7, perception
MeaningGlare or strike with great intensity.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example"The sun was beating down on us"
Broaderglareshine intensely
Spanishpegar, picar, quemar
Catalancremar, picar
English > beat: 34 senses > verb 8, motion
MeaningMove with a thrashing motion.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"
Synonymflap
Narrowerbateflap the wings wildly or frantically
clapCause to strike the air in flight
flutterFlap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Similar tobeat, flapMove with a flapping motion
Spanishagitar, aletear, batir, sacudir
Catalanagitar, aletejar, batre, espolsar
Nounsbeata regular rate of repetition
English > beat: 34 senses > verb 9, motion
MeaningSail with much tacking or with difficulty.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"The boat beat in the strong wind"
Categorynavigation, pilotage, pilotingThe guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
BroadersailTravel on water propelled by wind
Nounsbeatthe act of beating to windward
English > beat: 34 senses > verb 10, contact
MeaningStir vigorously.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "beat the egg whites"
  • "beat the cream"
Synonymscramble
Categorycooking, cookery, preparationThe act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
Narrowercreammake creamy by beating
whisk, whipWhip with or as if with a wire whisk
Broaderagitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise upchange the arrangement or position of
Spanishbatir, revolver
Catalanbatre, remenar
Nounsbeateran implement for beating
English > beat: 34 senses > verb 11, contact
Meaningstrike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "beat one's breast"
  • "beat one's foot rhythmically"
Broaderstrikedeliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
Similar tobeathit repeatedly
Nounsbeatthe basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
English > beat: 34 senses > verb 12, stative
MeaningBe superior.
PatternSomething ----s something
Examples
  • "Reading beats watching television"
  • "This sure beats work!"
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
English > beat: 34 senses > verb 13, social
Meaningavoid paying.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"beat the subway fare"
Synonymbunk
Broadercheat, rip off, chiseldeprive somebody of something by deceit
English > beat: 34 senses > verb 14, perception
Meaningmake a sound like a clock or a timer / timer.
PatternSomething ----s
Example "the grandfather clock beat midnight"
Synonymstick, ticktock, ticktack
Broadersound, gomake a certain noise or sound
Catalanamartellar, bategar, batre, copejar, martellejar, palpitar, pegar, tustar
Nounsbeatthe sound of stroke or blow / blow
English > beat: 34 senses > verb 15, motion
MeaningMove with a flapping motion.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymflap
Narrowerclapstrike the air in flight
flail, threshMove like a flail
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Similar tobeat, flapMove with a thrashing motion
Spanishagitar, aletear, golpetear
Catalanagitar, aletejar, copejar, esbategar
English > beat: 34 senses > verb 16, motion
MeaningIndicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"Beat the rhythm"
Narrowerbeat out, tap out, thump outbeat out a rhythm
Similar tobeatproduce a rhythm by striking repeatedly
beat, pound, thumpMove rhythmically
drum, beat, thrummake a rhythmic sound
Spanishgolpetear, marcar el ritmo, martillear
Catalancopejar, picar
Nounsbeatthe basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
English > beat: 34 senses > verb 17, motion
MeaningMove with or as if with a regular alternating motion.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymspulsate, quiver
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Similar topulsate, throb, pulseExpand and contract rhythmically
English > beat: 34 senses > verb 18, creation
Meaningmake by pounding or trampling.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"beat a path through the forest"
Entailstread, trampletread or stomp heavily or roughly
Broadermake, createmake or cause to be or to become
Spanishdesbrozar
English > beat: 34 senses > verb 19, creation
Meaningproduce a rhythm by striking repeatedly.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"beat the drum"
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
BroaderplayPerform music on (a musical instrument)
Similar tobeatIndicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks
Nounsbeatthe basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
English > beat: 34 senses > verb 20, contact
Meaningstrike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderbeathit repeatedly
English > beat: 34 senses > verb 21, competition
MeaningBeat through cleverness and wit.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"I beat the traffic"
Synonymsoutwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, circumvent
Broadersurpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperformBe or do something to a greater degree
Similar tobeat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquishCome out better in a competition, race, or conflict
Spanishburlar
Adjectivesbeatablesusceptible to being defeated
English > beat: 34 senses > verb 22, cognition
MeaningBe a mystery or bewildering to.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Example"This beats me!"
Synonymsperplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound
Narrowerelude, escapeBe incomprehensible to
riddleSet a difficult problem or riddle
stump, mix upCause to be perplexed or confounded
Broaderconfuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulateBe confusing / confusing or perplexing to
Spanishasombrar, confundir, desconcertar, incomodar, irritar, molestar, sorprender
Catalandesconcertar, incomodar, irritar, molestar
English > beat: 34 senses > verb 23, body
Meaningwear out completely.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example "I'm beat"
Synonymsexhaust, wash up, tucker, tucker out
NarrowerfrazzleExhaust physically or emotionally
killtire out completely
playExhaust by allowing to pull on the line
Broadertire, wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear down, fag out, fag, fatigueExhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain / strain / strain or stress
Spanishagotarse, agotar
Catalanesgotar-se, esgotar

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