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Overview of noun beating

The noun beating has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) beating, whipping

(the act of overcoming or outdoing)

2. beating, thrashing, licking, drubbing, lacing, trouncing, whacking

(the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows)

Overview of verb beat

The verb beat has 23 senses? (first 11 from tagged texts)
1. (18) beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

(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")

2. (9) beat, beat up, work over

(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")

3. (8) beat

(hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe")

4. (4) beat, pound, thump

(move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast")

5. (3) beat

(shape by beating; "beat swords into ploughshares")

6. (2) drum, beat, thrum

(make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night")

7. (1) beat

(glare or strike with great intensity; "The sun was beating down on us")

8. (1) beat, flap

(move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky")

9. (1) beat

(sail with much tacking or with difficulty; "The boat beat in the strong wind")

10. (1) beat, scramble

(stir vigorously; "beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream")

11. (1) 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")

12. beat

(be superior; "Reading beats watching television"; "This sure beats work!")

13. beat, bunk

(avoid paying; "beat the subway fare")

14. tick, ticktock, ticktack, beat

(make a sound like a clock or a timer; "the clocks were ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight")

15. beat, flap

(move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping")

16. beat

(indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks; "Beat the rhythm")

17. pulsate, beat, quiver

(move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement")

18. beat

(make by pounding or trampling; "beat a path through the forest")

19. beat

(produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly; "beat the drum")

20. beat

(strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting)

21. outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumvent

(beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors")

22. perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound

(be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me

23. exhaust, wash up, beat, tucker, tucker out

(wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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