Dictionary Results for beat|
1. beat - noun
· a regular route for a sentry or policeman; "in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"
Hypernym(s): path, route, itinerary
2. beat - noun
· the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
Synonym(s): pulse, pulsation, heartbeat
Hypernym(s): periodic_event, recurrent_event
3. beat - noun
· the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; "the piece has a fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat"
Synonym(s): rhythm, musical_rhythm
4. beat - noun
· 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
Hypernym(s): oscillation, vibration
5. beat - noun
· a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior
Hypernym(s): nonconformist, recusant
6. beat - noun
· the sound of stroke or blow; "he heard the beat of a drum"
7. beat - noun
· (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
Synonym(s): meter, metre, measure, cadence
Hypernym(s): poetic_rhythm, rhythmic_pattern, prosody
8. beat - noun
· a regular rate of repetition; "the cox raised the beat"
Hypernym(s): pace, rate
9. beat - noun
· a stroke or blow; "the signal was two beats on the steam pipe"
10. beat - noun
· the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing
11. 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
12. 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
13. beat - verb
· hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe"
14. beat - verb
· move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"
Synonym(s): pound, thump
15. beat - verb
· shape by beating; "beat swords into ploughshares"
Hypernym(s): shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge
16. beat - verb
· make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night"
Synonym(s): drum, thrum
Hypernym(s): sound, go
17. beat - verb
· glare or strike with great intensity; "The sun was beating down on us"
18. beat - verb
· move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"
Hypernym(s): move, displace
19. beat - verb
· sail with much tacking or with difficulty; "The boat beat in the strong wind"
20. beat - verb
· stir vigorously; "beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream"
Hypernym(s): agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake_up, stir_up, raise_up
21. 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"
22. beat - verb
· be superior; "Reading beats watching television"; "This sure beats work!"
23. beat - verb
· avoid paying; "beat the subway fare"
Hypernym(s): cheat, rip_off, chisel
24. 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
25. beat - verb
· move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping"
26. beat - verb
· indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks; "Beat the rhythm"
27. beat - verb
· move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement"
Synonym(s): pulsate, quiver
28. beat - verb
· make by pounding or trampling; "beat a path through the forest"
Hypernym(s): make, create
29. beat - verb
· produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly; "beat the drum"
30. beat - verb
· strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
31. 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
32. 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
33. 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
34. beat - adjective
· very tired; "was all in at the end of the day"; "so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere"; "bushed after all that exercise"; "I'm dead after that long trip"
Synonym(s): all_in, bushed, dead
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