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beat

 (bēt)
v. beat, beat·en (bēt′n) or beat, beat·ing, beats
v.tr.
1.
a. To strike repeatedly.
b. To subject to repeated beatings or physical abuse; batter.
c. To punish by hitting or whipping; flog.
2.
a. To strike against repeatedly and with force; pound: waves beating the shore.
b. To flap (wings, for example).
c. To strike so as to produce music or a signal: beat a drum.
d. Music To mark or count (time or rhythm), especially with the hands or with a baton.
3.
a. To shape or break by repeated blows; forge: beat the glowing metal into a dagger.
b. To make by pounding or trampling: beat a path through the jungle.
4. To mix rapidly with a utensil: beat two eggs in a bowl.
5.
a. To defeat or subdue, as in a contest. See Synonyms at defeat.
b. To force to withdraw or retreat: beat back the enemy.
c. To dislodge from a position: I beat him down to a lower price.
6. Informal To be superior to or better than: Riding beats walking.
7. Slang To perplex or baffle: It beats me; I don't know the answer.
8. Informal
a. To avoid or counter the effects of, often by thinking ahead; circumvent: beat the traffic.
b. To arrive or finish before (another): We beat you home by five minutes.
c. To deprive, as by craft or ability: He beat me out of 20 dollars with his latest scheme.
9. Physics To cause a reference wave to combine with (a second wave) so that the frequency of the second wave can be studied through time variations in the amplitude of the combination.
v.intr.
1. To inflict repeated blows.
2. To pulsate; throb.
3.
a. To emit sound when struck: The gong beat thunderously.
b. To strike a drum.
4. To flap repeatedly.
5. To shine or glare intensely: The sun beat down on us all day.
6. To fall in torrents: The rain beat on the roof.
7. To hunt through woods or underbrush in search of game.
8. Nautical To sail in the direction from which the wind blows.
n.
1. A stroke or blow, especially one that produces a sound or serves as a signal.
2. A pulsation or throb.
3. Physics A variation in the amplitude of a wave, especially that which results from the superpositioning of two or more waves of different frequencies. When sound waves are combined, the beat is heard as a pulsation in the sound.
4. Music
a. A steady succession of units of rhythm.
b. A gesture used by a conductor to indicate such a unit.
5. A pattern of stress that produces the rhythm of verse.
6. A variable unit of time measuring a pause taken by an actor, as for dramatic effect.
7.
a. The area regularly covered by a reporter, a police officer, or a sentry: television's culture beat.
b. The reporting of a news item obtained ahead of one's competitors.
8. often Beat A member of the Beat Generation.
adj.
1. Informal Worn-out; fatigued.
2. often Beat Of or relating to the Beat Generation.
Phrasal Verbs:
beat off
1. To drive away.
2. Vulgar Slang To masturbate.
beat out
Baseball To reach base safely on (a bunt or ground ball) when a putout is attempted.
Idioms:
beat all
To be impressive or amazing. Often used in negative conditional constructions: If that doesn't beat all!
beat a retreat
To make a hasty withdrawal.
beat around/about the bush
To fail to confront a subject directly.
beat it Slang
To leave hurriedly.
beat the bushes
To make an exhaustive search.
beat the drum/drums
To give enthusiastic public support or promotion: a politician who beats the drum for liberalism.
beat up on
1. To attack physically.
2. To criticize or scold harshly.
to beat the band
To an extreme degree.

[Middle English beten, from Old English bēaten; see bhau- in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: beat, batter1, buffet2, hammer, pound2, pummel, thrash
These verbs mean to hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows: beat each other with sticks; a ship battered by storm waves; buffeted him with her open palm; hammered his opponent with his fists; troops pounded by mortar fire; pummeled the bully soundly; dolphins thrashing the water with their tails. See Also Synonyms at defeat.

beat

(biːt)
vb, beats, beating, beat, beaten or beat
1. (when: intr, often foll by against, on, etc) to strike with or as if with a series of violent blows; dash or pound repeatedly (against)
2. (tr) to punish by striking; flog
3. to move or cause to move up and down; flap: the bird beat its wings heavily.
4. (intr) to throb rhythmically; pulsate: her heart beat fast.
5. (tr) to make (one's way) by or as if by blows: she beat her way out of the crowd.
6. (Cookery) cookery (sometimes foll by: up) to stir or whisk (an ingredient or mixture) vigorously
7. (Metallurgy) (sometimes foll by: out) to shape, make thin, or flatten (a piece of metal) by repeated blows
8. (Music, other) (tr) music to indicate (time) by the motion of one's hand, baton, etc, or by the action of a metronome
9. (when: tr, sometimes foll by out) to produce (a sound or signal) by or as if by striking a drum
10. to sound or cause to sound, by or as if by beating: beat the drums!.
11. to overcome (an opponent) in a contest, battle, etc
12. (tr; often foll by back, down, off etc) to drive, push, or thrust
13. (tr) to arrive or finish before (someone or something); anticipate or forestall: they set off early to beat the rush hour.
14. (tr) to form (a path or track) by repeatedly walking or riding over it
15. (Hunting) to scour (woodlands, coverts, or undergrowth) so as to rouse game for shooting
16. (tr) slang to puzzle or baffle: it beats me how he can do that.
17. (General Physics) (intr) physics (of sounds or electrical signals) to combine and produce a pulsating sound or signal
18. (Nautical Terms) (intr) nautical to steer a sailing vessel as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing
19. (tr) slang chiefly US to cheat or defraud: he beat his brother out of the inheritance.
20. beat about the bush to avoid the point at issue; prevaricate
21. beat a retreat to withdraw or depart in haste
22. beat it slang (often imperative) to go away
23. beat one's breast See breast10
24. beat someone's brains out slang to kill by knocking severely about the head
25. beat someone to it informal to reach a place or achieve an objective before someone else
26. (Ecclesiastical Terms) beat the bounds Brit (formerly) to define the boundaries of a parish by making a procession around them and hitting the ground with rods
27. can you beat it? can you beat that? slang an expression of utter amazement or surprise
n
28. a stroke or blow
29. the sound made by a stroke or blow
30. a regular sound or stroke; throb
31.
a. an assigned or habitual round or route, as of a policeman or sentry
b. (as modifier): beat police officers.
32. (Pop Music) the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music, usually grouped in twos, threes, or fours
33. (Pop Music)
a. pop or rock music characterized by a heavy rhythmic beat
b. (as modifier): a beat group.
34. (General Physics) physics the low regular frequency produced by combining two sounds or electrical signals that have similar frequencies
35. (Horology) horology the impulse given to the balance wheel by the action of the escapement
36. (Poetry) prosody the accent, stress, or ictus in a metrical foot
37. (Nautical Terms) nautical a course that steers a sailing vessel as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing
38. (Hunting)
a. the act of scouring for game by beating
b. the organized scouring of a particular woodland so as to rouse the game in it
c. the woodland where game is so roused
39. (Sociology) short for beatnik
40. (Fencing) fencing a sharp tap with one's blade on an opponent's blade to deflect it
41. (Sociology) (modifier, often capital) of, characterized by, or relating to the Beat Generation: a beat poet; beat philosophy.
adj
(postpositive) slang totally exhausted
[Old English bēatan; related to Old Norse bauta, Old High German bōzan]
ˈbeatable adj

beat

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v. beat, beat•en beat, beat•ing, v.t.
1. to strike forcefully and repeatedly: to beat a toy drum.
2. to hit (a person or animal) repeatedly so as to cause painful injury; thrash (often fol. by up).
3. to dash against: rain beating the trees.
4. to flutter or flap: a bird beating its wings.
5. to sound, as on a drum: to beat a tattoo.
6. to stir vigorously.
7. to break, forge, or make by blows: to beat swords into plowshares.
8. to make (a path) by repeated treading.
9. to mark (time) by strokes, as with the hand or a metronome.
10. to scour (the forest, grass, or brush) in order to rouse game.
11. to overcome, as in a contest; defeat.
12. Informal. to be superior to: Making reservations beats waiting in line.
13. Informal. to baffle: It beats me how he got the job.
14. Informal. to mitigate or offset the effects of: beating the hot weather.
15. Slang. to swindle; cheat (often fol. by out).
16. Slang. to escape or avoid (blame or punishment).
17. (in weaving) to strike (the loose pick) into its proper place in the woven cloth with the reed or other comblike device.
v.i.
18. to strike with or as if with repeated blows.
19. to throb or pulsate.
20. to resound under blows, as a drum.
21. to achieve victory in a contest; win.
22. to play, as on a drum.
23. to scour cover for game.
24. (of a cooking ingredient) to permit beating.
25. to tack to windward by sailing close-hauled.
26. beat about, to search through; scour.
27. beat back, to force back; compel to withdraw.
28. beat down,
a. to bring into subjection; subdue.
b. Informal. to persuade (a seller) to lower the price.
29. beat off, to ward off; repulse.
30. beat out,
a. to defeat; win or be chosen over.
b. to create hurriedly; bat out.
n.
31. a stroke or blow.
32. the sound made by one or more such blows.
33. a throb or pulsation: a pulse of 60 beats per minute.
34. one's assigned or regular path or habitual round: a police officer's beat.
35.
a. the audible, visual, or mental marking of the metrical divisions of music.
b. a stroke of the hand, baton, etc., marking the time division or an accent for music during performance.
36. the accent stress, or ictus, in a foot or rhythmical unit of poetry.
37. a variation in amplitude or volume caused by the interference of two waves that have slightly different frequencies.
38.
a. the reporting of a piece of news ahead of one's rivals; scoop. Compare exclusive (def. 10).
b. Also called newsbeat. the news source, activity, etc., that a reporter is assigned to cover.
39. (often cap.) beatnik.
adj.
40. Informal. exhausted; worn out.
41. (often cap.) of or characteristic of members of the Beat Generation or beatniks.
Idioms:
1. beat all, to be surprising or impressive: Did he really? Well, if that doesn't beat all!
2. beat it, Informal. to go away.
3. on the beat, in the correct rhythm or tempo.
[before 900; Middle English beten, Old English bēatan, c. Old High German bōzzan]
beat′a•ble, adj.
syn: beat, hit, pound, strike, thrash refer to the giving of a blow or blows. beat implies the giving of repeated blows: to beat a rug. To hit is usu. to give a single blow, definitely directed: to hit a ball. To pound is to give heavy and repeated blows, often with the fist: to pound the table. To strike is to give one or more forceful blows suddenly or swiftly: to strike a gong. To thrash implies inflicting repeated blows as punishment, to show superior strength, or the like: to thrash an opponent.

Beat

 a quantity to be beaten or processed at once; a bundle of flax or hemp made up ready for steeping, 1616.

beat

To beat someone or something means to hit them several times very hard.

His stepfather used to beat him.
The rain was beating against the window.

If you beat someone in a game, you defeat them.

She always beats me when we play chess.

The past tense of beat is beat. The -ed participle is beaten.

Arsenal beat Oxford United 5-1.
They were beaten to death.

win

defeatbeat
1. 'win'

If you win a war, fight, game, or contest, you defeat your opponent. The past tense and -ed participle of win is won /wʌn/.

We won the game easily.
The party had won a great victory.
2. 'defeat' and 'beat'

Don't say that someone 'wins' an enemy or opponent. In a war or battle, you say that one side defeats the other.

The French defeated the English troops.

In a game or contest, you say that one person or side defeats or beats the other.

He defeated his rival in the semi-finals and went on to win the tournament.
She beat him at chess.

beat


Past participle: beaten
Gerund: beating

Imperative
beat
beat
Present
I beat
you beat
he/she/it beats
we beat
you beat
they beat
Preterite
I beat
you beat
he/she/it beat
we beat
you beat
they beat
Present Continuous
I am beating
you are beating
he/she/it is beating
we are beating
you are beating
they are beating
Present Perfect
I have beaten
you have beaten
he/she/it has beaten
we have beaten
you have beaten
they have beaten
Past Continuous
I was beating
you were beating
he/she/it was beating
we were beating
you were beating
they were beating
Past Perfect
I had beaten
you had beaten
he/she/it had beaten
we had beaten
you had beaten
they had beaten
Future
I will beat
you will beat
he/she/it will beat
we will beat
you will beat
they will beat
Future Perfect
I will have beaten
you will have beaten
he/she/it will have beaten
we will have beaten
you will have beaten
they will have beaten
Future Continuous
I will be beating
you will be beating
he/she/it will be beating
we will be beating
you will be beating
they will be beating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been beating
you have been beating
he/she/it has been beating
we have been beating
you have been beating
they have been beating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been beating
you will have been beating
he/she/it will have been beating
we will have been beating
you will have been beating
they will have been beating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been beating
you had been beating
he/she/it had been beating
we had been beating
you had been beating
they had been beating
Conditional
I would beat
you would beat
he/she/it would beat
we would beat
you would beat
they would beat
Past Conditional
I would have beaten
you would have beaten
he/she/it would have beaten
we would have beaten
you would have beaten
they would have beaten

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To make a mixture smooth and aerated by rapidly turning it using a hand beater, electric mixer, wire whisk or spoon.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beat - a regular route for a sentry or policemanbeat - a regular route for a sentry or policeman; "in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"
itinerary, route, path - an established line of travel or access
2.beat - the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heartbeat - the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
periodic event, recurrent event - an event that recurs at intervals
diastole - the widening of the chambers of the heart between two contractions when the chambers fill with blood
systole - the contraction of the chambers of the heart (especially the ventricles) to drive blood into the aorta and pulmonary artery
throbbing, pounding, throb - an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart); "he felt a throbbing in his head"
3.beat - the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of musicbeat - the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; "the piece has a fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat"
backbeat - a loud steady beat
downbeat - the first beat of a musical measure (as the conductor's arm moves downward)
offbeat, upbeat - an unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure)
syncopation - a musical rhythm accenting a normally weak beat
musical time - (music) the beat of musical rhythm
4.beat - 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
oscillation, vibration - (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean
5.beat - a member of the beat generationbeat - a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior
beat generation, beatniks, beats - a United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop)
recusant, nonconformist - someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
6.beat - the sound of stroke or blowbeat - the sound of stroke or blow; "he heard the beat of a drum"
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
7.beat - (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of versebeat - (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
metrics, prosody - the study of poetic meter and the art of versification
poetic rhythm, rhythmic pattern, prosody - (prosody) a system of versification
catalexis - the absence of a syllable in the last foot of a line or verse
scansion - analysis of verse into metrical patterns
common meter, common measure - the usual (iambic) meter of a ballad
metrical foot, metrical unit, foot - (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
8.beat - a regular rate of repetition; "the cox raised the beat"
pace, rate - the relative speed of progress or change; "he lived at a fast pace"; "he works at a great rate"; "the pace of events accelerated"
9.beat - a stroke or blowbeat - a stroke or blow; "the signal was two beats on the steam pipe"
stroke - a single complete movement
10.beat - the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing
sailing - riding in a sailboat
Verb1.beat - come out better in a competition, race, or conflictbeat - 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"
outscore, outpoint - score more points than one's opponents
walk over - beat easily; "The local team walked over their old rivals for the championship"
eliminate - remove from a contest or race; "The cyclist has eliminated all the competitors in the race"
worst, whip, mop up, pip, rack up - defeat thoroughly; "He mopped up the floor with his opponents"
whomp - beat overwhelmingly
get the best, have the best, overcome - overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome; "Heart disease can get the best of us"
spreadeagle, rout, spread-eagle - defeat disastrously
get the jump - be there first; "They had gotten the jump on their competitors"
chicane, chouse, jockey, cheat, shaft, screw - defeat someone through trickery or deceit
outsmart, outwit, overreach, circumvent, outfox, beat - beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
outdo, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, surpass, exceed, surmount - be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class"
defeat, get the better of, overcome - win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"
surmount, master, overcome, subdue, get over - get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"
best, outdo, outflank, scoop, trump - get the better of; "the goal was to best the competition"
outfight - to fight better than; get the better of; "the Rangers outfought the Maple Leafs"; "The French forces outfought the Germans"
overmaster, overpower, overwhelm - overcome by superior force
checkmate, mate - place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game; "Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves"
immobilise, immobilize - make defenseless
outplay - excel or defeat in a game; "The Knicks outplayed the Lakers"
drub, lick, clobber, cream, bat, thrash - beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!"
2.beat - give a beating tobeat - 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"
strong-arm - use physical force against; "They strong-armed me when I left the restaurant"
soak - beat severely
pistol-whip - beat with a pistol
belabour, belabor - beat soundly
rough up - treat violently; "The police strong-armed the suspect"
flog, lash, lather, trounce, welt, whip, slash, strap - beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"
cane, lambast, lambaste, flog - beat with a cane
kayo, knock cold, knock out - knock unconscious or senseless; "the boxing champion knocked out his opponent in a few seconds"
flail, thrash, lam, thresh - give a thrashing to; beat hard
clobber, baste, batter - strike violently and repeatedly; "She clobbered the man who tried to attack her"
larrup, spank, paddle - give a spanking to; subject to a spanking
3.beat - hit repeatedlybeat - hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe"
full - beat for the purpose of cleaning and thickening; "full the cloth"
beat - strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
beat - 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"
beetle - beat with a beetle
bastinado - beat somebody on the soles of the feet
strike - deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead"
coldcock, floor, knock down, deck, dump - knock down with force; "He decked his opponent"
whang - beat with force
paste - hit with the fists; "He pasted his opponent"
thresh, thrash - beat the seeds out of a grain
hammer - beat with or as if with a hammer; "hammer the metal flat"
4.beat - move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
pulsate, pulse, throb - expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically; "The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"
palpitate, flutter - beat rapidly; "His heart palpitated"
thrash - beat so fast that (the heart's) output starts dropping until (it) does not manage to pump out blood at all
beat - indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks; "Beat the rhythm"
flap - move noisily; "flags flapped in the strong wind"
5.beat - shape by beatingbeat - shape by beating; "beat swords into ploughshares"
shape, mould, mold, form, forge, work - make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"
forge, hammer - create by hammering; "hammer the silver into a bowl"; "forge a pair of tongues"
6.beat - make a rhythmic soundbeat - make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night"
beat - indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks; "Beat the rhythm"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
7.beat - glare or strike with great intensitybeat - glare or strike with great intensity; "The sun was beating down on us"
glare - shine intensely; "The sun glared down on us"
8.beat - move with a thrashing motionbeat - move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
flutter - flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements; "The seagulls fluttered overhead"
flap, beat - move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping"
bate - flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons
clap - cause to strike the air in flight; "The big bird clapped its wings"
9.beat - sail with much tacking or with difficultybeat - sail with much tacking or with difficulty; "The boat beat in the strong wind"
navigation, pilotage, piloting - the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
sail - travel on water propelled by wind; "I love sailing, especially on the open sea"; "the ship sails on"
10.beat - stir vigorouslybeat - stir vigorously; "beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
whisk, whip - whip with or as if with a wire whisk; "whisk the eggs"
cream - make creamy by beating; "Cream the butter"
raise up, commove, disturb, stir up, vex, shake up, agitate - change the arrangement or position of
11.beat - strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to musicbeat - 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"
beat - hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe"
strike - deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead"
12.beat - be superior; "Reading beats watching television"; "This sure beats work!"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
13.beat - avoid paying; "beat the subway fare"
cheat, rip off, chisel - deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money"
14.beat - make a sound like a clock or a timer; "the clocks were ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
15.beat - move with a flapping motionbeat - move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
flap, beat - move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"
flail, thresh - move like a flail; thresh about; "Her arms were flailing"
clap - strike the air in flight; "the wings of the birds clapped loudly"
16.beat - indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticksbeat - indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks; "Beat the rhythm"
beat - produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly; "beat the drum"
thump, beat, pound - move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"
tap out, thump out, beat out - beat out a rhythm
drum, thrum, beat - make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night"
17.beat - move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
pulsate, pulse, throb - expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically; "The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"
18.beat - make by pounding or tramplingbeat - make by pounding or trampling; "beat a path through the forest"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
19.beat - produce a rhythm by striking repeatedlybeat - produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly; "beat the drum"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
play - perform music on (a musical instrument); "He plays the flute"; "Can you play on this old recorder?"
beat - indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks; "Beat the rhythm"
20.beat - strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for huntingbeat - strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
beat - hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe"
21.beat - beat through cleverness and witbeat - beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - 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"
outdo, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, surpass, exceed, surmount - be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class"
22.beat - be a mystery or bewildering tobeat - 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"
stump, mix up - cause to be perplexed or confounded; "This problem stumped her"
befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, bedevil, fuddle, throw - be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"
riddle - set a difficult problem or riddle; "riddle me a riddle"
elude, escape - be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you are seeing in him eludes me"
23.beat - wear out completelybeat - wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam"
fag out, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary, tire out, fatigue, jade, outwear, tire, fag, wear - exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike"
frazzle - exhaust physically or emotionally; "She was frazzled after the visit of her in-laws"
play - exhaust by allowing to pull on the line; "play a hooked fish"
kill - tire out completely; "The daily stress of her work is killing her"
Adj.1.beat - very tiredbeat - 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"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
tired - depleted of strength or energy; "tired mothers with crying babies"; "too tired to eat"

beat

verb
1. batter, break, hit, strike, knock, punch, belt (informal), whip, deck (slang), bruise, bash (informal), sock (slang), lash, chin (slang), pound, smack, thrash, cane, thump, lick (informal), buffet, clout (informal), flog, whack, maul, clobber (slang), wallop (informal), tonk (informal), cudgel, thwack, lambast(e), lay one on (slang), drub They were beaten to death with baseball bats.
2. pound, strike, hammer, batter, thrash, pelt The rain was beating on the window pains.
3. throb, pulse, tick, thump, tremble, pound, quake, quiver, vibrate, pulsate, palpitate I felt my heart beat faster.
4. hit, play, strike, bang, rap, hammer When you beat the drum, you feel good.
5. whisk, mix, stir, fold, whip, blend, fluff up Beat the eggs and sugar until they start to thicken.
6. flap, thrash, flutter, agitate, wag, swish Its wings beat slowly.
7. defeat, outdo, trounce, overcome, stuff (slang), master, tank (slang), crush, overwhelm, conquer, lick (informal), undo, subdue, excel, surpass, overpower, outstrip, clobber (slang), vanquish, outrun, subjugate, run rings around (informal), wipe the floor with (informal), knock spots off (informal), make mincemeat of (informal), pip at the post, outplay, blow out of the water (slang), put in the shade (informal), bring to their knees She was easily beaten into third place.
8. exceed, best, top, cap, eclipse, surpass, transcend, outdo, go one better than (informal), put in the shade He was as eager as his captain to beat the record.
noun
1. pounding, striking, hammering, battering, thrashing, thumping the rhythmic beat of the surf
2. throb, pounding, pumping, pulse, thumping, vibration, pulsating, palpitation, pulsation He could hear the beat of his heart.
3. rhythm, time, measure (Prosody), movement, pattern, swing, metre, accent, pulse, tempo, cadence, lilt the dance beats of the last two decades
4. route, way, course, rounds, path, circuit I was a relatively new PC on the beat, stationed in Hendon.
beat it (Slang) go away, leave, depart, get lost (informal), piss off (taboo slang), shoo, exit, go to hell (informal), fuck off (offensive taboo slang), hook it (slang), bugger off (taboo slang), scarper (Brit. slang), pack your bags (informal), make tracks, hop it (slang), scram (informal), get on your bike (Brit. slang), bog off (Brit. slang), skedaddle (informal), sling your hook (Brit. slang), vamoose (slang, chiefly U.S.), voetsek (S. African offensive) Beat it before it's too late.
beat someone up assault (Informal) attack, batter, thrash, set about, do over (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang), work over (slang), clobber (slang), assail, set upon, lay into (informal), put the boot in (slang), lambast(e), duff up (Brit. slang), beat the living daylights out of (informal), knock about or around, fill in (Brit. slang) Then they actually beat her up as well.
beat something out put out, stifle, smother, extinguish, snuff out His brother beat out the flames with a blanket.
beat yourself up torture yourself, suffer, worry, struggle, be distressed, go through the mill, be in anguish Don't beat yourself up about it.

beat

verb
1. To hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows:
Informal: lambaste.
Slang: clobber.
Idiom: rain blows on.
2. To punish with blows or lashes:
Informal: trim.
Slang: lay into, lick.
3. To move (one's arms or wings, for example) up and down:
4. To indicate (time or rhythm), as with repeated gestures or sounds:
Idioms: keep time , mark time.
5. To make rhythmic contractions, sounds, or movements:
6. To shape, break, or flatten with repeated blows:
7. To mix rapidly to a frothy consistency:
8. To win a victory over, as in battle or a competition:
Informal: trim, whip.
Slang: ace, lick.
Idioms: carry the day, get the best of, get the better of, go someone one better.
9. Informal. To be greater or better than:
10. Slang. To make incapable of finding something to think, do, or say:
Informal: flummox, stick, stump, throw.
Idiom: put someone at a loss.
phrasal verb
beat down
To be projected with blinding intensity:
phrasal verb
beat off
To turn or drive away:
noun
1. A stroke or blow, especially one that produces a sound:
2. A periodic contraction or sound of something coursing:
3. The patterned, recurring alternation of contrasting elements, such as stressed and unstressed notes in music:
4. An area regularly covered, as by a policeman or reporter:
adjective
Informal. Extremely tired:
Informal: bushed, tuckered (out).
Slang: done in, fagged (out), pooped (out).
Idioms: all in, ready to drop.
Translations
عَمَل مُعْتادنَبْضَةوجفوِحْدَة الأيقاعيُحافِظُ على وِحْدَةِ الأيقاع
bítporazitrytmusšlehattlouci
slåslagtaktbankedistrikt
lyödätahtivoittaa
pobijeditiritamtući
dobogtojást felver
berja, lemjahræra, òeytasigrasláslá takt
・・・に勝つ打つこと続けざまに打つ
능가하다때리다박자
atmuštiišplaktimušikasmušimasmušti
apgaitadauzītpārspētpukstētpuksts
obchôdzkaudávať takt
bitibitjepremagatiritemstepati
slåtaktvispabesegra
จังหวะตีทำให้พ่ายแพ้
đánh bạiđánh đậpnhịp

beat

[biːt] (beat (vb: pt) (beaten (pp)))
A. N
1. (= stroke, blow) [of drum] → redoble m; [of heart] → latido m
her heart missed or skipped a beatle dio un vuelco el corazón
he replied without missing a beat (fig) → contestó sin alterarse
2. (= beating) [of drums] → redoble m; [of waves, rain] → batir m
the beat of wingsel batir de alas
see also drum
3. (Mus) (= rhythm) → compás m, ritmo m; (= rhythmic unit) → tiempo m; [of conductor] his beat is not very clearno marca el compás con mucha claridad
4. (= route) [of policeman] → ronda f
he had spent 20 years on the beathabía hecho la ronda durante 20 años
we need more officers on the beatdeberíamos tener más agentes haciendo la ronda
that's rather off my beat (fig) → no es lo mío
see also pound A3
5. (also beatnik) → beatnik mf
B. VT
1. (= strike, thrash) [+ surface] → golpear, dar golpes en; [+ drum] → tocar; [+ carpet] → sacudir; [+ metal] → batir (Culin) [+ eggs, cream] → batir (Hunting) (to raise game) → batir
to beat sth flataplanar algo a golpes
I had Latin beaten into me at schoolen el colegio me enseñaron latín a fuerza de golpes
he beat his fists on the tableaporreó la mesa con los puños, dio golpes con los puños en la mesa
they had to beat a path through the jungletuvieron que abrirse paso a través de la jungla
see also breast, path A4.1
see also retreat, track A3
2. (= beat up) [+ person] → pegar
he was badly beatenle habían dado una buena paliza
to beat sb's brains out >partir la crisma a algn, partir la cabeza a algn
to beat sb to deathmatar a algn a golpes or de una paliza
3. (= flap) [+ wings] → batir
4. (Mus) to beat timemarcar el compás
5. (= defeat) [+ team, adversary] → ganar a; [+ problem] → superar
he beat Smith by five secondsle ganó a Smith por cinco segundos
Arsenal beat Leeds 5-1el Arsenal ganó 5-1 contra el Leeds, el Arsenal derrotó al Leeds 5-1
she was easily beaten into third placefue fácil ganarla haciéndola quedar en el tercer puesto
she doesn't know when she's beatenno sabe reconocer que ha perdido
our prices cannot be beatennuestros precios son insuperables or imbatibles
we've got to beat inflationtenemos que superar la inflación
"how did he escape?" - "(it) beats me!" >-¿cómo escapó? -¡no me lo explico! or -¡(no tengo) ni idea!
if you can't beat them, join themsi no puedes con ellos, únete a ellos
see also hollow C
6. (= better) [+ record] → batir
he beat his own previous best timebatió su propio récord
it beats sitting at home doing nothinges mejor que estar en casa sin hacer nada
you can't beat a nice cup of teano hay nada mejor que una buena taza de té
coffee beats tea any dayel café da cien vueltas al té
that beats everything!¡eso es el colmo!
can you beat it or that?¿has visto cosa igual?
beat it! >¡lárgate!
7. (= pre-empt) → adelantarse
if we leave early, we can beat the rush hoursi salimos temprano, nos evitamos la hora punta
I'll beat you to that tree¿a que llego antes que tú a aquel árbol?, te echo una carrera hasta aquel árbol
they determined to be the first to get there but the other team beat them to it (by 36 hours)estaban decididos a llegar los primeros pero el otro equipo les ganó or se les adelantó (en 36 horas)
I could see she was about to object but I beat her to itme di cuenta de que iba a poner objeciones pero me adelanté
C. VI
1. (= hit) to beat on or against or at sth [rain, waves] → azotar algo; [person] → dar golpes en algo, golpear algo
the waves beat against the harbour walllas olas azotaban el muro del puerto
someone was beating on the dooralguien estaba dando golpes en or golpeando or aporreando la puerta
she began beating at the flames with a pillowempezó a apagar las llamas a golpes con una almohada
2. (= sound rhythmically) [heart] → latir; [drum] → redoblar; [wings] → batir
3. (Hunting) (to raise game) → batir
to beat about the bushandarse con rodeos
let's not beat about the bushno nos andemos con rodeos
stop beating about the bush!¡deja de andarte con rodeos!
D. ADJ
1. (= exhausted) → rendido, molido
see also dead A1
2. (= defeated) the problem has me beatme doy por vencido con este problema
Gerald had him beat on the practical side of thingsGerald le daba mil vueltas en el aspecto práctico de las cosas
E. CPD beat box Ncaja f de ritmos
beat generation Ngeneración f beat
beat music N música rock de las décadas de los cincuenta y sesenta
beat back VT + ADV
1. (= fight off) [+ attack] → rechazar
England won 4-1, beating back challenges from the U.S. and FranceInglaterra ganó 4-1 frente al reto que suponían EEUU y Francia
2. (= force back) → hacer retroceder
they were beaten back by smoke and flamesel humo y las llamas les hicieron retroceder
beat down
A. VT + ADV
1. [+ door] → derribar a golpes
2. [+ seller] he tried to beat me down on the priceintentó que le rebajase el precio, intentó que se lo dejase más barato
I beat him down to £20conseguí que me lo rebajara a 20 libras
B. VI + ADV [sun] → caer a plomo; [rain] → caer con fuerza
the rain was beating down outsidefuera la lluvia caía con fuerza
beat off VT + ADV
1. [+ competition] they beat off competition from other companies to win the contractderrotaron a otras compañías que competían por conseguir el contrato
2. [+ attack, challenge] = beat back
beat out VT + ADV
1. [+ flames] → apagar (a golpes)
2. (Mus) [+ rhythm] → marcar; [+ tune] → tocar (con mucho ritmo)
3. (US) (= defeat) [+ person] → derrotar
4. [+ dent] → quitar (a golpes)
beat up VT + ADV
1. [+ person] → dar una paliza a, pegar
2. (Culin) → batir
beat up on VI + ADV + PREP (US) (= hit) → dar una paliza a, pegar; (= bully) → intimidar; (= criticize) → arremeter contra

beat

[ˈbiːt]
n
[heart] → battement m
(MUSIC) [bar] → mesure f
without missing a beat (fig) (= unhesitatingly) [reply] → du tac au tac
(= rhythm) → rythme m
He was tapping his foot to the beat
BUT Il battait la mesure du pied.
(= area) [policeman] → secteur m
to be on the beat → faire sa ronde
vt [beat] [ˈbiːt] (pt) [beaten] [ˈbiːtən] (pp)
(= defeat) [+ opponent] → battre
We beat them 3-0 → On les a battus trois à zéro.
if you can't beat them, join them → si vous ne pouvez les battre, ralliez-vous à eux
to beat sb to it → couper l'herbe sous le pied de qn
(= surpass) [+ record] → battre
that beats everything! (= is beyond) → c'est le comble!
you can't beat it (= there's nothing better) → il n'y a rien de tel
beat it! → fiche le camp!
(= hit) → battre
to beat sb to death → battre qn à mort
(= whip) → fouetter, battre
(MUSIC) to beat time → battre la mesure
vi
[heart] → battre
to beat on a drum → battre du tambour
to beat about the bush → tourner autour du pot
beat against
vt fus [+ windows] → battre contre
beat at
vt fus [+ door] → cogner à
beat down
vt sep
(= smash down) [+ door] → enfoncer
[+ price] → faire baisser; [+ seller] → faire baisser le prix à
to beat sb down from £300 to £270 → faire baisser le prix à qn de 300 à 270 livres
vi
[rain] (= pelt) → tomber à verse
[sun] → taper
beat off
vt sep [+ attacker] → repousser
beat up
vt sep
(= whip) [+ eggs] → fouetter, battre
(= assault) [+ person] → tabasser
to beat o.s. up (= be hard on oneself) → se flageller
to beat o.s. up about sth → se faire du mouron à propos de qch

beat

vb pret <beat>, ptp <beaten>
n
(of heart, pulse, drum, = single beat) → Schlag m; (= repeated beating)Schlagen nt; the beat of her heart grew weakerihr Herzschlag wurde schwächer; to the beat of the drumzum Schlag der Trommeln; he answered without missing a beater antwortete ohne sich aus der Ruhe or Fassung bringen zu lassen
(of policeman, sentry)Runde f, → Rundgang m; (= district)Revier nt; to be on or to patrol the beatseine Runde machen
(Mus, Poet) → Takt m; (of metronome, baton)Taktschlag m; to have a heavy beateinen ausgeprägten Rhythmus haben; on/off the beatauf dem betonten/unbetonten Taktteil
(= beat music)Beat (→ musik f) m
(Hunt) → Treibjagd f
vt
(= hit)schlagen; person, animal also(ver)prügeln, hauen (inf); carpetklopfen; (= search) countryside, woodsabsuchen, abkämmen; the crocodile beat the ground with its taildas Krokodil schlug mit dem Schwanz auf den Boden; to beat a/one’s way through somethingeinen/sich (dat)einen Weg durch etw bahnen; to beat a path to somebody’s door (fig)jdm die Bude einrennen (inf); to beat a/the drumtrommeln, die Trommel schlagen; to beat the airum sich schlagen, herumfuchteln; to beat one’s breast (lit, fig)sich (dat)an die Brust schlagen; (ape)sich (dat)gegen die Brust trommeln; beat it! (fig inf)hau ab! (inf), → verschwinde!
(= hammer) metalhämmern; (= shape also)treiben; to beat something flatetw flach or platt hämmern
(= defeat)schlagen; recordbrechen; inflationin den Griff bekommen; diseaseerfolgreich bekämpfen; to beat somebody at chess/tennisjdn im Schach/Tennis schlagen; his shot/forehand beat meich war dem Schuss/Vorhandschlag nicht gewachsen; to beat somebody into second placejdn auf den zweiten Platz verweisen; you can’t beat these pricesdiese Preise sind nicht zu unterbieten; you can’t beat central heating/real wooles geht doch nichts über Zentralheizung/reine Wolle; he beats the rest of them any dayer steckt sie alle (jederzeit) in die Tasche (inf); if you can’t beat them, join them (inf)wenn dus nicht besser machen kannst, dann mach es genauso; coffee beats tea any dayKaffee ist allemal besser als Tee; that beats everythingdas ist doch wirklich der Gipfel or die Höhe (inf), → das schlägt dem Fass den Boden aus (inf); (= is very good)darüber geht nichts; it beats me (how/why …) (inf)es ist mir ein Rätsel(, wie/warum …) (inf); well, can you beat it! (inf)ist das denn zu fassen? (inf); he managed to beat the charge (inf)er wurde (von der Anklage) freigesprochen
(= be before) budget, crowdszuvorkommen (+dat); to beat somebody to the top of a hillvor jdm oben auf dem Berg sein or ankommen; I’ll beat you down to the beachich bin vor dir am Strand; to beat somebody homevor jdm zu Hause sein; to beat the deadlinevor Ablauf der Frist fertig sein; to beat somebody to the drawschneller ziehen als jd; to beat somebody to itjdm zuvorkommen
(= move up and down regularly)schlagen; the bird beats its wingsder Vogel schlägt mit den Flügeln
(Mus) to beat time (to the music)den Takt schlagen
(Cook) cream, eggsschlagen
vi
(heart, pulse, drum)schlagen; to beat on the door (with one’s fists)(mit den Fäusten) gegen die Tür hämmern or schlagen; with beating heartmit pochendem or klopfendem Herzen; her heart was beating with excitementihr Herz schlug vor Aufregung schneller ? bush1
(wind, waves)schlagen; (rain also)trommeln; (sun)brennen
(cream)sich schlagen lassen
adj
(inf: = exhausted) to be (dead) beattotal kaputt or geschafft or erledigt sein (inf)
(inf: = defeated) to be beat(en)aufgeben müssen (inf), → sich geschlagen geben müssen; I’m beatich gebe mich geschlagen; he doesn’t know when he’s beat(en)er gibt nicht auf (inf); we’ve got him beatwir haben ihn schachmatt gesetzt; this problem’s got me beatmit dem Problem komme ich nicht klar (inf)

beat

in cpdsBeat-;
Beat Generation
beat group
nBeatgruppe or -band f

beat

[biːt] (beat (vb: pt) (beaten (pp)))
1. n
a.colpo; (of drum, single beat) → colpo; (repeated beating) → rullo; (of heart) → battito (Mus) (rhythm) → ritmo; (quaver, crotchet) → battuta
to give the beat → dare il tempo
b. (of policeman) → giro d'ispezione (a piedi), ronda
on the beat → in giro d'ispezione, di ronda
c. (Phys) → battimento
2. vt
a. (hit) → battere, picchiare; (person, as punishment) → picchiare; (with stick) → bastonare; (carpet) → battere, sbattere; (drum) → suonare
the bird beat its wings → l'uccello batteva le ali
to beat time (Mus) → battere il tempo
beat it! (fam) → fila!, aria!
b. (defeat, team, army) → battere, sconfiggere; (record) → battere
I beat him to it (fam) → ci sono arrivato prima di lui
nothing beats a good cup of coffee (fam) → non c'è niente di meglio di un bel caffè
that beats everything! (fam) → questo è il colmo!
it's got me beat(en) (fam) → devo arrendermi
c. (Culin) → sbattere, battere
3. vi (heart) → battere, palpitare; (drums) → rullare
to beat on a door → picchiare a una porta
the rain was beating against the windows → la pioggia batteva contro le finestre
don't beat about the bush → non menare il can per l'aia
4. adj
a. (pred) (fam) (tired) → sfinito/a
b. (usu attr, group, music) → beat inv
beat back vt + advrespingere
beat out vt + adv (flames) → spegnere (battendo); (dent) → ribattere, martellare; (rhythm) → battere
beat down
1. vt + adv (door) → abbattere, buttare giù; (price) → far abbassare; (seller) → far scendere
2. vi + adv (rain) → scrosciare; (sun) → picchiare
beat off vt + advrespingere
beat up vt + adv (person) → picchiare, pestare; (egg whites) → montare

beat

(biːt) past tense beat: past participle ˈbeaten verb
1. to strike or hit repeatedly. Beat the drum.
2. to win against. She beat me in a contest.
3. to mix thoroughly. to beat an egg.
4. to move in a regular rhythm. My heart is beating faster than usual.
5. to mark or indicate (musical time) with a baton etc. A conductor beats time for an orchestra.
noun
1. a regular stroke or its sound. I like the beat of that song.
2. a regular or usual course. a policeman's beat.
ˈbeater noun
ˈbeating noun
ˈbeaten adjective
1. overcome; defeated. the beaten team; He looked tired and beaten.
2. mixed thoroughly. beaten egg.
beat about the bush
to approach a subject in an indirect way, without coming to the point or making any decision.
beat down
1. (of the sun) to give out great heat. The sun's rays beat down on us.
2. to (force to) lower a price by bargaining. We beat the price down; We beat him down to a good price.
beat it
to go away. Beat it, or I'll hit you!; She told her little brother to beat it.
beat off
to succeed in overcoming or preventing. The old man beat off the youths who attacked him; He beat the attack off easily.
beat a (hasty) retreat
to go away in a hurry. The children beat a hasty retreat when he appeared.
beat up
to punch, kick or hit (a person) severely and repeatedly. He beat up an old lady.
off the beaten track
away from main roads, centres of population etc.

beat

نَبْضَة, يَنْبِضُ, يَهْزِمُ bít, porazit, rytmus slå, slag Schlag, schlagen, übertreffen υπερέχω, χτύπος, χτυπώ derrotar, golpear, ritmo lyödä, tahti, voittaa battre, frapper, rythme pobijediti, ritam, tući battere, battito ・・・に勝つ, 打つこと, 続けざまに打つ 능가하다, 때리다, 박자 maat, slaan, verslaan overvinne, rytme, slå pobić, pokonać, uderzenie bater, batida, derrotar бить, побеждать, ритм slå, takt จังหวะ, ตี, ทำให้พ่ายแพ้ dövmek, vuruş, yenmek đánh bại, đánh đập, nhịp , 敲打, 胜过

beat

n. [heart] latido, pulsación;
heart ______ del corazón;
vi. pulsar; [heart] palpitar;
vt. pegar, golpear.

beat

n (of the heart) latido; vt (pret & pp beat) (fam) superar; He beat cancer..Superó el cáncer; vi (one’s heart) latir
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Go on, beat it," was the answer, "or I'll pull you sure.
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