Beat

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Definition

to beat (someone): to hit, to strike, to punch, to smack (someone)
verb
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
verb

the beat: the rhythm, the pulse, the tempo
noun
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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Examples

  • "But he did beat me pretty often."
  • "In related news, the city of Houston, Texas can once again claim the title of 'America's fattest city', narrowly beating New Orleans for the dubious distinction."
  • "Beat, beat, beat our enemies into submission!"
  • "Philip : But this year, if this rate of growth continues, I am confident that we will be able to beat."
  • "New Zealanders and Australians are like competitive neighbours - always trying to beat each other."
  • "Bruno will be 'captured' by some fake policemen, mildly beaten and then taken to the prison in a boat."

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