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'beat' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'beat'
1. very tired
so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere

'beat' - used as a noun
2. a regular route for a sentry or policeman
in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name
3. the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
he could feel the beat of her heart
4. the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
the conductor set the beat
5. 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
6. a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior
7. the sound of stroke or blow
he heard the beat of a drum
8. (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
9. a regular rate of repetition
the cox raised the beat
10. a stroke or blow
the signal was two beats on the steam pipe
11. the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing

'beat' - used as a verb
12. come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship
We beat the competition
13. 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
14. hit repeatedly
beat on the door
beat the table with his shoe
15. move rhythmically
Her heart was beating fast
16. shape by beating
beat swords into ploughshares
17. make a rhythmic sound
The drums beat all night
18. glare or strike with great intensity
The sun was beating down on us
19. move with a thrashing motion
The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky
20. sail with much tacking or with difficulty
The boat beat in the strong wind
21. stir vigorously
beat the egg whites
beat the cream
22. 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
23. be superior
Reading beats watching television
This sure beats work!
24. avoid paying
beat the subway fare
25. make a sound like a clock or a timer
the grandfather clock beat midnight
26. move with a flapping motion
27. indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks
Beat the rhythm
28. move with or as if with a regular alternating motion
29. make by pounding or trampling
beat a path through the forest
30. produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly
beat the drum
31. strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
32. beat through cleverness and wit
I beat the traffic
33. be a mystery or bewildering to
This beats me!
34. wear out completely
I'm beat

derived forms
1. Beat / Plural
2. Beat / Past
3. Beat / Third Person
4. Beat / Present Participle
5. Beat / Past Participle
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