[noun] a regular rate of repetition; "the cox raised the beat"
[noun] a stroke or blow; "the signal was two beats on the steam pipe"
[noun] the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing
[verb] 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" Synonyms:out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish
[verb] 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" Synonyms:up, work over
[verb] hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe"
[verb] move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast" Synonyms:pound, thump
[verb] shape by beating; "beat swords into ploughshares"
[verb] make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night" Synonyms:drum, thrum
[verb] glare or strike with great intensity; "The sun was beating down on us"
[verb] move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky" Synonyms:flap
[verb] sail with much tacking or with difficulty; "The boat beat in the strong wind"
[verb] stir vigorously; "beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream" Synonyms:scramble
[verb] 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"
[verb] wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam" Synonyms:exhaust, wash up, tucker, tucker out
[adjective] 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" Synonyms:all in, bushed, dead