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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 ?
Then the Hunter said that to the old donkey, which was the witch, three beatings and one meal; to the younger one, which was the servant, one beating and three meals; and to the youngest one, which was the maiden, no beating and three meals; for he could not find it in his heart to let the maiden be beaten.
The silence was now only disturbed by the beatings of my own heart.
We will leave Danglars struggling with the demon of hatred, and endeavoring to insinuate in the ear of the shipowner some evil suspicions against his comrade, and follow Dantes, who, after having traversed La Canebiere, took the Rue de Noailles, and entering a small house, on the left of the Allees de Meillan, rapidly ascended four flights of a dark staircase, holding the baluster with one hand, while with the other he repressed the beatings of his heart, and paused before a half-open door, from which he could see the whole of a small room.
Tell him what a dreadful state I am in, that I am frighted out of my wits-- and have such tremblings, such flutterings, all over me-- such spasms in my side and pains in my head, and such beatings at heart, that I can get no rest by night nor by day.
Every one shuddered and there was a moment of silence, during which the queen pressed her hand to her side, evidently to still the beatings of her heart.
The older sheikhs, indeed, stood out for the unmeasurable beatings of the old days--the sharper the punishment, they argued, the surer the title; but here the hand of modern progress was against them, and they contented themselves with telling tales of Ben the first Governor, whom they called the Father of Waterwheels, and of that heroic age when men, horses, and hounds were worth following.
He wanted the light of his universe back again-the drink and the drunken slumber, the savage beatings and the savage caresses.
Laugh at the frenzied beatings of their hands against the door.
As they came down they became audible as a complex of shootings and vast creakings and groanings and beatings and throbbings and shouts and shots.
From the looks of the beatings he's got no wonder he's been singing.
They had died, it was said, from beatings he had given them.
Obedience, rigid, undeviating obedience, was what was exacted of him; and in return he escaped beatings and his existence was tolerated.