English dictionary definition of:

beat


Noun

  • the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing
  • a stroke or blow
  • a regular rate of repetition
  • the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
  • (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
  • the sound of stroke or blow
  • the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
  • a regular route for a sentry or policeman
  • a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behaviour
  • 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

Verb

  • wear out completely
  • be a mystery or bewildering to
  • come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
  • beat through cleverness and wit
  • give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression
  • hit repeatedly
  • strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
  • strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music
  • stir vigourously
  • shape by beating
  • produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly
  • make by pounding or trampling
  • move with or as if with a regular alternating motion
  • move rhythmically
  • indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks
  • sail with much tacking or with difficulty
  • move with a flapping motion
  • move with a thrashing motion
  • glare or strike with great intensity
  • make a rhythmic sound
  • make a sound like a clock or a timer
  • avoid paying
  • be superior

Adjective

  • very tyred

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Thesaurus

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Scrabble score for beat


Scrabble score = 6

generated at 21:14:44 on 31-07-19

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