Dictionary Results for beating


1. beating - noun

· the act of overcoming or outdoing

Synonym(s): whipping

Hypernym(s): fight, fighting, combat, scrap




2. beating - noun

· the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows

Synonym(s): thrashing, licking, drubbing, lacing, trouncing, whacking

Hypernym(s): corporal_punishment




3. beat - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): beat_out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

Hypernym(s): get_the_better_of, overcome, defeat




4. beat - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): beat_up, work_over




5. beat - verb

· hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe"

Hypernym(s): strike




6. beat - verb

· move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"

Synonym(s): pound, thump

Hypernym(s): move




7. beat - verb

· shape by beating; "beat swords into ploughshares"

Hypernym(s): shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge




8. beat - verb

· make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night"

Synonym(s): drum, thrum

Hypernym(s): sound, go




9. beat - verb

· glare or strike with great intensity; "The sun was beating down on us"

Hypernym(s): glare




10. beat - verb

· move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"

Synonym(s): flap

Hypernym(s): move, displace




11. beat - verb

· sail with much tacking or with difficulty; "The boat beat in the strong wind"

Hypernym(s): sail




12. beat - verb

· stir vigorously; "beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream"

Synonym(s): scramble

Hypernym(s): agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake_up, stir_up, raise_up




13. beat - verb

· 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"

Hypernym(s): strike




14. beat - verb

· be superior; "Reading beats watching television"; "This sure beats work!"

Hypernym(s): be




15. beat - verb

· avoid paying; "beat the subway fare"

Synonym(s): bunk

Hypernym(s): cheat, rip_off, chisel




16. beat - verb

· make a sound like a clock or a timer; "the clocks were ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight"

Synonym(s): tick, ticktock, ticktack

Hypernym(s): sound, go




17. beat - verb

· move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping"

Synonym(s): flap

Hypernym(s): move




18. beat - verb

· indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks; "Beat the rhythm"




19. beat - verb

· move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement"

Synonym(s): pulsate, quiver

Hypernym(s): move




20. beat - verb

· make by pounding or trampling; "beat a path through the forest"

Hypernym(s): make, create




21. beat - verb

· produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly; "beat the drum"

Hypernym(s): play




22. beat - verb

· strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting

Hypernym(s): beat




23. beat - verb

· beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"

Synonym(s): outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, circumvent

Hypernym(s): surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform




24. beat - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound

Hypernym(s): confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate




25. beat - verb

· wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam"

Synonym(s): exhaust, wash_up, tucker, tucker_out

Hypernym(s): tire, wear_upon, tire_out, wear, weary, jade, wear_out, outwear, wear_down, fag_out, fag, fatigue





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