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to beat (someone): to hit, to strike, to punch, to smack (someone)
This is an irregular verb:
I beat / I beat / I have beaten

(I can feel my heart) beating: (I can feel my heart) thumping, pumping

the beat: the rhythm, the pulse, the tempo
Pronunciation examples
UK: Wow, who wrote this music? It has a great beat!
US: Mike Turner. He used to beat his wife, too.

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