Beat Meaning

There are 34 meaning(s) for word Beat

Meaning 1 : a regular route for a sentry or policeman

    Example : in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name

    Synonyms : round
Meaning 2 : come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

    Example : Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship,We beat the competition

    Synonyms : beat out,  crush,  shell,  trounce,  vanquish
Meaning 3 : make a rhythmic sound

    Example : The drums beat all night

    Synonyms : drum,  thrum
Meaning 4 : avoid paying

    Example : beat the subway fare

    Synonyms : bunk
Meaning 5 : move rhythmically

    Example : Her heart was beating fast

    Synonyms : pound,  thump
Meaning 6 : be a mystery or bewildering to

    Example : This beats me!

    Synonyms : amaze,  baffle,  bewilder,  dumbfound,  flummox,  get,  gravel,  mystify,  nonplus,  perplex,  pose,  puzzle,  stick,  stupefy,  vex
Meaning 7 : wear out completely

    Example : I'm beat

    Synonyms : exhaust,  tucker,  tucker out,  wash up
Meaning 8 : make a sound like a clock or a timer

    Example : the grandfather clock beat midnight

    Synonyms : tick,  ticktack,  ticktock
Meaning 9 : the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart

    Example : he could feel the beat of her heart

    Synonyms : heartbeat,  pulsation,  pulse
Meaning 10 : move with a flapping motion

    Synonyms : flap
Meaning 11 : the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music

    Example : the conductor set the beat

    Synonyms : musical rhythm,  rhythm
Meaning 12 : very tired

    Example : so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere

    Synonyms : all in,  bushed,  dead
Meaning 13 : move with or as if with a regular alternating motion

    Synonyms : pulsate,  quiver
Meaning 14 : a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior

    Synonyms : beatnik
Meaning 15 : (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

    Synonyms : cadence,  measure,  meter,  metre
Meaning 16 : give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression

    Example : Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night,The teacher used to beat the students

    Synonyms : beat up,  work over
Meaning 17 : move with a thrashing motion

    Example : The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky

    Synonyms : flap
Meaning 18 : beat through cleverness and wit

    Example : I beat the traffic

    Synonyms : circumvent,  outfox,  outsmart,  outwit,  overreach
Meaning 19 : stir vigorously

    Example : beat the egg whites,beat the cream

    Synonyms : scramble
Meaning 20 : a regular rate of repetition

    Example : the cox raised the beat

Meaning 21 : 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

Meaning 22 : a stroke or blow

    Example : the signal was two beats on the steam pipe

Meaning 23 : be superior

    Example : Reading beats watching television,This sure beats work!

Meaning 24 : glare or strike with great intensity

    Example : The sun was beating down on us

Meaning 25 : hit repeatedly

    Example : beat on the door,beat the table with his shoe

Meaning 26 : indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks

Meaning 27 : make by pounding or trampling

    Example : beat a path through the forest

Meaning 28 : produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly

    Example : beat the drum

Meaning 29 : sail with much tacking or with difficulty

    Example : The boat beat in the strong wind

Meaning 30 : shape by beating

    Example : beat swords into ploughshares

Meaning 31 : strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music

    Example : beat one's breast,beat one's foot rhythmically

Meaning 32 : strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting

Meaning 33 : the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing

Meaning 34 : the sound of stroke or blow

    Example : he heard the beat of a drum

How to Pronounce Beat

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