Complete Definition of "beat"

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English

Etymology
OE. beatan. Confer Old High German bozan, Old Norse bauta.

Pronunciation
AHD|bÄt
IPA|/biËt/
SAMPA|/bi:t/
audio|en-us-beat.ogg|Audio (US)
Homophones: beet
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-iËt|-iËt

Noun
en-noun

  1. A pulsation or throb.
  2. A pulse on the beat level, the metric level at which pulses are heard as the basic unit. Thus a beat is the basic time unit of a piece.
  3. A rhythm.
  4. A pause with the camera focused on one shot, often a characters face (often used in screenplays/teleplays).
  5. The route of a patrol by a guard or officer as in walk the beat.
  6. In newspapering, the primary focus of a reporter's stories (such as police/courts, education, city government, business, etc.).
  7. A small part of a dramatic play.

Verb
en-verb|beats|beating|beat|beaten

  1. To hit; to knock; to pound; to strike.

#:As soon as she heard the news, she went into a rage and beat the wall with her fists until her knuckles bled.

  1. To strike or pound repeatedly, usually in some sort of rhythm.

#:He danced hypnotically while she beat the atabaque.

  1. To win against; to defeat; to do better than, outdo, or excel someone in a particular, competitive event.

#:Jessica had little trouble beating John in tennis. He lost five games in a row.
#:No matter how quickly Joe finished his test, Roger always beat him.

  1. context|intransitive|nautical To sail to windward using a series of alternate tacks across the wind.
  2. To mix food in a rapid fashion. cf. whip.

#:Beat the eggs and whip the cream.

Translations
trans-top|to hit, to knock, to pound, to strike
Arabic: ARchar|Ùضرب
Czech: bít, tlouct, mlátit
Dutch: slaan
French: battre
German: schlagen, hauen
Hebrew: ××××ת (le'hakot)
trans-mid
Italian: colpire, battere
Japanese: Jpan|æ®´ã (Jpan|ãªãã, naguru), Jpan|å©ã (Jpan|ããã, tataku)
Portuguese: bater
Slovene: tolÄi, tepsti
Swedish: slå
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trans-top|to strike or pound repeatedly
Arabic: ARchar|Ùضرب
Czech: bít, bušit
Dutch: slaan
German: schlagen
Portuguese: bater
trans-mid
Slovene: tolÄi, tepsti
Swedish: slå
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trans-top|to win against
Arabic: ARchar|ÙÙتصر
Dutch: verslaan
German: schlagen
Italian: battere
Portuguese: bater
trans-mid
Slovene: premagati
Swedish: slå, besegra
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trans-top|nautical
trans-mid
Swedish: slå
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trans-top|to whip
Arabic: ARchar|ÙØ®ÙÙ
German: schlagen
trans-mid
Portuguese: bater
Swedish: vispa
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Adjective
en-adj-more

  1. (gay slang) fabulous

#:Her makeup was beat!

  1. exhausted

#:After the long day, she was feeling completely beat.

Synonyms
saurus|tired|exhausted

Translations
trans-top|fabulous
trans-mid
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trans-top|exhausted
Portuguese: abatido
trans-mid
Swedish: slutkörd
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checktrans-top
ttbc|Dutch: slaan, kloppen
ttbc|Esperanto: bato n, bati v
ttbc|French: battre
ttbc|Indonesian: pukul, hantam, hajar, ketuk, ketok
trans-mid
ttbc|Latin: pello (1,2)
ttbc|Novial: frapa (1), frapada (2)
ttbc|Old English: hnossian (1,2)
ttbc|Spanish: (heart) latir
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Derived terms
top2
backbeat, back beat
beat about the bush
beat down
beater
beat generation
beat senseless
beat some sense into
beat to the punch
mid2
beat to quarters
beat up
deadbeat
drumbeat
heartbeat
walk the beat
wife-beater
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References
DeLone? et. al. (Eds.) (1975). Aspects of Twentieth-Century Music. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall. ISBN 0130493465.

Category:English irregular simple past forms
Category:English irregular verbs
Category:English simple past forms


Romanian

Etymology
L.|ro bibitus

Pronunciation
IPA|[be̯at]|lang=ro

Adjective
ro-adj|4

  1. drunk, intoxicated; tipsy

Declension
ro-adj-4|mplbeţi|fplbete

Antonyms
treaz


Volapük

Noun
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  1. happiness

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Revision and Credits for"beat"
  • 2007-12-12 16:54 - SemperBlotto - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/65.65.37.49|65.65.37.49]] ([[User_talk:65.65.37.49|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:Tohru|Tohru]]

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