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beat (v)
Definition: be a mystery or bewildering to
Example: This beats me!. Got me--I don't know the answer!. a vexing problem. This question really stuck me.
Definition: be a mystery or bewildering to
Example: This beats me!. Got me--I don't know the answer!. a vexing problem. This question really stuck me.
Definition: be a mystery or bewildering to
Example: This beats me!. Got me--I don't know the answer!. a vexing problem. This question really stuck me.
beat (v)
Definition: make a rhythmic sound
Example: Rain drummed against the windshield. The drums beat all night.
Definition: make a rhythmic sound
Example: Rain drummed against the windshield. The drums beat all night.
Definition: make a rhythmic sound
Example: Rain drummed against the windshield. The drums beat all night.
beat (v)
Definition: hit repeatedly
Example: beat on the door. beat the table with his shoe.
beat (v)
Definition: hit repeatedly
Example: beat on the door. beat the table with his shoe.
beat (v)
Definition: hit repeatedly
Example: beat on the door. beat the table with his shoe.
beat (v)
Definition: move with a flapping motion
Example: The bird's wings were flapping.
Definition: move with a flapping motion
Example: The bird's wings were flapping.
Definition: move with a flapping motion
Example: The bird's wings were flapping.
beat (v)
Definition: give a beating to
Example: Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night. The teacher used to beat the students.
Definition: give a beating to
Example: Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night. The teacher used to beat the students.
Definition: give a beating to
Example: Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night. The teacher used to beat the students.
beat (n)
Definition: (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
Definition: (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
Definition: (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
beat (v)
Definition: be superior
Example: Reading beats watching television. This sure beats work!.
beat (v)
Definition: be superior
Example: Reading beats watching television. This sure beats work!.
beat (v)
Definition: be superior
Example: Reading beats watching television. This sure beats work!.
beat (n)
Definition: a member of the beat generation
Definition: a member of the beat generation
Definition: a member of the beat generation
beat (n)
Definition: the act of beating to windward
beat (n)
Definition: the act of beating to windward
beat (n)
Definition: the act of beating to windward
beat (v)
Definition: stir vigorously
Example: beat the egg whites. beat the cream.
Definition: stir vigorously
Example: beat the egg whites. beat the cream.
Definition: stir vigorously
Example: beat the egg whites. beat the cream.
beat (v)
Definition: make by pounding or trampling
Example: beat a path through the forest.
beat (v)
Definition: make by pounding or trampling
Example: beat a path through the forest.
beat (v)
Definition: make by pounding or trampling
Example: beat a path through the forest.
beat (v)
Definition: shape by beating
Example: beat swords into ploughshares.
beat (v)
Definition: shape by beating
Example: beat swords into ploughshares.
beat (v)
Definition: shape by beating
Example: beat swords into ploughshares.
beat (n)
Definition: the sound of stroke or blow
Example: he heard the beat of a drum.
beat (n)
Definition: the sound of stroke or blow
Example: he heard the beat of a drum.
beat (n)
Definition: the sound of stroke or blow
Example: he heard the beat of a drum.
beat (v)
Definition: make a sound like a clock or a timer
Example: the clocks were ticking. the grandfather clock beat midnight.
Definition: make a sound like a clock or a timer
Example: the clocks were ticking. the grandfather clock beat midnight.
Definition: make a sound like a clock or a timer
Example: the clocks were ticking. the grandfather clock beat midnight.
beat (v)
Definition: 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.
beat (v)
Definition: 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.
beat (v)
Definition: 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.
beat (n)
Definition: the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
Example: he could feel the beat of her heart.
Definition: the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
Example: he could feel the beat of her heart.
Definition: the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
Example: he could feel the beat of her heart.
beat (v)
Definition: produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly
Example: beat the drum.
beat (v)
Definition: produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly
Example: beat the drum.
beat (v)
Definition: produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly
Example: beat the drum.
beat (n)
Definition: a single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies
beat (n)
Definition: a single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies
beat (n)
Definition: a single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies
beat (v)
Definition: indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks
Example: Beat the rhythm.
beat (v)
Definition: indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks
Example: Beat the rhythm.
beat (v)
Definition: indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks
Example: Beat the rhythm.
beat (a)
Definition: very tired
Example: 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.
Definition: very tired
Example: 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.
Definition: very tired
Example: 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.
beat (n)
Definition: a stroke or blow
Example: the signal was two beats on the steam pipe.
beat (n)
Definition: a stroke or blow
Example: the signal was two beats on the steam pipe.
beat (n)
Definition: a stroke or blow
Example: the signal was two beats on the steam pipe.
beat (n)
Definition: 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.
Definition: 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.
Definition: 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.
beat (v)
Definition: sail with much tacking or with difficulty
Example: The boat beat in the strong wind.
beat (v)
Definition: sail with much tacking or with difficulty
Example: The boat beat in the strong wind.
beat (v)
Definition: sail with much tacking or with difficulty
Example: The boat beat in the strong wind.
beat (v)
Definition: wear out completely
Example: This kind of work exhausts me. I'm beat. He was all washed up after the exam.
Definition: wear out completely
Example: This kind of work exhausts me. I'm beat. He was all washed up after the exam.
Definition: wear out completely
Example: This kind of work exhausts me. I'm beat. He was all washed up after the exam.
beat (v)
Definition: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
Example: Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship. We beat the competition. Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game.
Definition: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
Example: Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship. We beat the competition. Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game.
Definition: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
Example: Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship. We beat the competition. Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game.
beat (v)
Definition: strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
beat (v)
Definition: strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
beat (v)
Definition: strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
beat (v)
Definition: move with or as if with a regular alternating motion
Example: the city pulsated with music and excitement.
Definition: move with or as if with a regular alternating motion
Example: the city pulsated with music and excitement.
Definition: move with or as if with a regular alternating motion
Example: the city pulsated with music and excitement.
beat (n)
Definition: the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
Example: the piece has a fast rhythm. the conductor set the beat.
Definition: the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
Example: the piece has a fast rhythm. the conductor set the beat.
Definition: the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
Example: the piece has a fast rhythm. the conductor set the beat.
beat (v)
Definition: move rhythmically
Example: Her heart was beating fast.
Definition: move rhythmically
Example: Her heart was beating fast.
Definition: move rhythmically
Example: Her heart was beating fast.
beat (v)
Definition: glare or strike with great intensity
Example: The sun was beating down on us.
beat (v)
Definition: glare or strike with great intensity
Example: The sun was beating down on us.
beat (v)
Definition: glare or strike with great intensity
Example: The sun was beating down on us.
beat (n)
Definition: a regular rate of repetition
Example: the cox raised the beat.
beat (n)
Definition: a regular rate of repetition
Example: the cox raised the beat.
beat (n)
Definition: a regular rate of repetition
Example: the cox raised the beat.
beat (v)
Definition: avoid paying
Example: beat the subway fare.
Definition: avoid paying
Example: beat the subway fare.
Definition: avoid paying
Example: beat the subway fare.
beat (v)
Definition: move with a thrashing motion
Example: The bird flapped its wings. The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky.
Definition: move with a thrashing motion
Example: The bird flapped its wings. The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky.
Definition: move with a thrashing motion
Example: The bird flapped its wings. The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky.
beat (v)
Definition: beat through cleverness and wit
Example: I beat the traffic. She outfoxed her competitors.
Definition: beat through cleverness and wit
Example: I beat the traffic. She outfoxed her competitors.
Definition: beat through cleverness and wit
Example: I beat the traffic. She outfoxed her competitors.