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beat·ing

 (bē′tĭng)
n.
1. An act of repeated hitting or striking.
2.
a. A thorough defeat, as in an athletic contest.
b. A sharp reversal; a setback: Stocks took a beating from panicky investors.
3. A throbbing or pulsation, as of the heart.
4. Physics The periodic variation in amplitude of a wave, especially that produced by the superposition of two waves of different frequencies, resulting in segments of more intense and then less intense wave phenomena, such as louder and then quieter sound.

beating

(ˈbiːtɪŋ)
n
1. a whipping or thrashing, as in punishment
2. a defeat or setback
3. take some beating take a lot of beating to be difficult to improve upon

beat•ing

(ˈbi tɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of a person or thing that beats.
2. a defeat or reverse; loss; setback.
3. pulsation; throbbing.
[1200–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beating - the act of overcoming or outdoingbeating - the act of overcoming or outdoing  
fighting, combat, fight, scrap - the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
2.beating - the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blowsbeating - the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
corporal punishment - the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime
flogging, lashing, whipping, flagellation, tanning - beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
flagellation - beating as a source of erotic or religious stimulation

beating

noun
1. thrashing, hiding (informal), belting (informal), whipping (slang), slapping, tanning, lashing, smacking, caning, pasting (slang), flogging, drubbing, corporal punishment, chastisement the savage beating of a suspect by police officers
2. defeat, ruin, overthrow, pasting (slang), conquest, rout, downfall A beating at Wembley would be too much of a trauma for them.
3. throb, pounding, pumping, pulse, thumping, vibration, pulsating, palpitation, pulsation High in the stands there came the beating of a drum.

beating

noun
1. A punishment dealt with blows or lashes:
Informal: trimming.
Slang: licking.
2. The act of defeating or the condition of being defeated:
Slang: dusting, licking.
Translations
ضرْب، خفْـق، نبْض
porážkatlukotvýprask
kløprygltæsk
barsmíîi; flenging; ósigur
batine
dayakdövmesopa çekme

beating

[ˈbiːtɪŋ] N
1. (= striking) [of drum] → redoble m; [of heart] → latido m, pulsación f
the beating of wingsel batir de alas
the beating of the rain/the wavesel batir or el azote de la lluvia/las olas
2. (= punishment) → paliza f, golpiza f (LAm)
to get a beatingrecibir una paliza
to give sb a beatingdar una paliza a algn
to take a beating: our team took a beatinga nuestro equipo le dieron una paliza, nuestro equipo recibió una paliza
the dollar is taking a beating on the currency marketsle están dando una paliza al dólar en los mercados de divisas
3. (= bettering) that score will take some beatingserá difícil superar esa puntuación
4. (Hunting) → batida f

beating

[ˈbiːtɪŋ] n
(= assault) → raclée f
(= defeat) to take a beating (in contest)prendre une raclée
to take some beating (= be difficult to surpass)
That will take some beating → Ce sera dur à battre.beating-up [ˌbiːtɪŋˈʌp] n (= attack) → passage m à tabacbeat-up [ˈbiːtʌp] adj [car] → déglingué(e)
a beat-up old car → une vieille bagnole déglinguée, une vieille voiture déglinguée

beating

n
(= series of blows)Schläge pl, → Prügel pl; to give somebody a beatingjdn verprügeln; (as punishment also) → jdm eine Tracht Prügel verabreichen (inf); to get a beatingverprügelt werden; (as punishment also) → Schläge or Prügel bekommen
(of drums, heart, wings)Schlagen nt
(= defeat)Niederlage f; to take a beatingeine Schlappe einstecken (inf); to take a beating (at the hands of somebody)(von jdm) nach allen Regeln der Kunst geschlagen werden
to take some beatingnicht leicht zu übertreffen sein; (idea, insolence etc)seines-/ihresgleichen suchen
(Hunt) → Treiben nt

beating

[ˈbiːtɪŋ] n
a. (punishment) → botte fpl
to give sb a beating → riempire qn di botte
b. (defeat) → sconfitta, batosta
to take a beating → prendere una (bella) batosta

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.

beating

n. pulsación, latido
[with blows] paliza, zurra.
References in classic literature ?
As Meg went rustling after, with her long skirts trailing, her earrings tinkling, her curls waving, and her heart beating, she felt as if her fun had really begun at last, for the mirror had plainly told her that she was `a little beauty'.
Their restless activity, like unto the beating of the wings of an imprisoned bird, had given him his name.
The milk was good for Pavel, who was often sick, and he could make butter by beating sour cream with a wooden spoon.
The hot wind beating in my face made me think--without any connection that I can trace of a summer day in Kentucky, of a meadow that seemed as big as the ocean to the very little girl walking through the grass, which was higher than her waist.
Some ran furiously to the water's edge, beating the air with frantic gestures, while others spat upon the element, to resent the supposed treason it had committed against their acknowledged rights as conquerors.
With a beating heart, she listened to the footsteps of early passengers, which now began to be frequent along the street.
I now perceived still more how she had been beating about the bush and how weary at last it had made her.
A hundred black faces turned round in their rows to peer; and beyond, a black Angel of Doom was beating a book in a pulpit.
Now to this hand, now to that, he yawed in his faltering flight, and still at every billow that he broke, he spasmodically sank in the sea, or sideways rolled towards the sky his one beating fin.
There was a great deal of bargaining, of running up and beating down; and if a horse may speak his mind so far as he understands, I should say there were more lies told and more trickery at that horse fair than a clever man could give an account of.
His companion follows, but with his eyes open, watching where he treads, so to speak; and finally Valentinavyczia, after waiting for a little and beating with his foot to get the time, casts up his eyes to the ceiling and begins to saw--"Broom
So long as the law considers all these human beings, with beating hearts and living affections, only as so many things belonging to a master,--so long as the failure, or misfortune, or imprudence, or death of the kindest owner, may cause them any day to exchange a life of kind protection and indulgence for one of hopeless misery and toil,--so long it is impossible to make anything beautiful or desirable in the best regulated administration of slavery.