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beat (n):
the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing
beat (n):
a stroke or blow
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the signal was two beats on the steam pipe
beat (n):
a regular rate of repetition
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the cox raised the beat
beat (n):
the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
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the piece has a fast rhythm.
the conductor set the beat
beat (n):
(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
Related Words: metermetre
beat (n):
the sound of stroke or blow
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he heard the beat of a drum
beat (n):
the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
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he could feel the beat of her heart
Related Words: pulsationpulse
beat (n):
a regular route for a sentry or policeman
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in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name
beat (n):
a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior
beat (n):
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
beat (v):
wear out completely
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This kind of work exhausts me.
I'm beat.
He was all washed up after the exam

Related Word: exhaust
beat (v):
be a mystery or bewildering to
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This beats me!
Got me--I don't know the answer!
a vexing problem.
This question really stuck me

Related Words: bafflebewildermystifyposepuzzlestupefy
beat (v):
come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
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Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship.
We beat the competition.
Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game

Related Words: trouncevanquish
beat (v):
beat through cleverness and wit
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I beat the traffic.
She outfoxed her competitors
beat (v):
give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression
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Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night.
The teacher used to beat the students
beat (v):
hit repeatedly
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beat on the door.
beat the table with his shoe
beat (v):
strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
beat (v):
strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music
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beat one's breast.
beat one's foot rhythmically
beat (v):
stir vigorously
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beat the egg whites.
beat the cream
beat (v):
shape by beating
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beat swords into ploughshares
beat (v):
produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly
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beat the drum
beat (v):
make by pounding or trampling
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beat a path through the forest
beat (v):
move with or as if with a regular alternating motion
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the city pulsated with music and excitement
beat (v):
move rhythmically
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Her heart was beating fast
Related Words: pound
beat (v):
indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks
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Beat the rhythm
beat (v):
sail with much tacking or with difficulty
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The boat beat in the strong wind
beat (v):
move with a flapping motion
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The bird's wings were flapping
Related Word: flap
beat (v):
move with a thrashing motion
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The bird flapped its wings.
The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky

Related Words: flap
beat (v):
glare or strike with great intensity
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The sun was beating down on us
beat (v):
make a rhythmic sound
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Rain drummed against the windshield.
The drums beat all night

Related Words: drum
beat (v):
make a sound like a clock or a timer
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the clocks were ticking.
the grandfather clock beat midnight

Related Words: tickticktock
beat (v):
avoid paying
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beat the subway fare
beat (v):
be superior
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Reading beats watching television.
This sure beats work!
beat (s):
very tired
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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
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Still waters run deep

Durgun sular derinden akar.
Quiet people are often very thoughtful.
something that you say which means people who say very little often have very interesting and complicated personalities



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