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1. beat

verb. ['ˈbiːt'] come out better in a competition, race, or conflict.

Synonyms

  • vanquish
  • outdo
  • whomp
  • outflank
  • surmount
  • trounce
  • cheat
  • subdue
  • spread-eagle
  • mop up
  • circumvent
  • outperform
  • outplay
  • chouse
  • defeat
  • chicane
  • screw
  • mate
  • whip
  • outwit
  • scoop
  • beat out
  • get the jump
  • best
  • have the best
  • outfox
  • surpass
  • get the best
  • outscore
  • outgo
  • win
  • overcome
  • bat
  • get the better of
  • shaft
  • outsmart
  • overreach
  • get over
  • rout
  • eliminate
  • pip
  • checkmate
  • exceed
  • worst
  • drub
  • spreadeagle
  • shell
  • immobilise
  • cream
  • outfight
  • outstrip
  • jockey
  • trump
  • lick
  • outpoint
  • crush
  • immobilize
  • clobber
  • outmatch
  • walk over
  • master
  • thrash
  • overwhelm
  • overpower
  • rack up

Antonyms

  • untie
  • unfasten
  • dull
  • fill

Etymology

  • beten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beatan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Beat

  • uncomplete
  • noncompete
  • indiscreet
  • incomplete
  • vanvliet
  • vanfleet
  • obsolete
  • mistreat
  • marquerite
  • marguerite
  • excrete
  • discrete
  • discreet
  • concrete
  • complete
  • secrete
  • retreat
  • replete
  • deplete
  • conceit
  • compete
  • bufete
  • bridgette
  • backseat
  • unseat
  • streett
  • street
  • shumeet
  • repeat
  • receipt

Example sentences of the word beat


1. Verb, base form
If you can beat those assumptions by investing the money yourself, you could come out the winner.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Combine the butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy with a hand or stand mixer.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Few exercises beat the bicycle for strengthening and toning the abs.

Quotes containing the word beat


1. I write some country music. There's a song called 'I Hope You Dance.' Incredible. I was going to write that poem; somebody beat me to it.
- Maya Angelou

2. So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

3. Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success.
- William J. H. Boetcker

2. beat

verb. ['ˈbiːt'] give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression.

Synonyms

  • beat up
  • trounce
  • strap
  • rough up
  • knock out
  • pistol-whip
  • baste
  • belabor
  • whip
  • lambast
  • soak
  • lambaste
  • knock cold
  • work over
  • belabour
  • welt
  • flog
  • larrup
  • spank
  • thresh
  • batter
  • hit
  • slash
  • strong-arm
  • cane
  • lash
  • kayo
  • flail
  • clobber
  • thrash
  • paddle
  • lam

Antonyms

  • leave
  • abstain
  • forceless
  • unlash

Etymology

  • beten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beatan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. beat

verb. ['ˈbiːt'] hit repeatedly.

Synonyms

  • paste
  • strike
  • deck
  • whang
  • knock down
  • beetle
  • hammer
  • bastinado
  • coldcock
  • thrash
  • dump
  • full
  • floor

Antonyms

  • arrive
  • orient
  • disassemble
  • please

Etymology

  • beten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beatan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. beat

verb. ['ˈbiːt'] move rhythmically.

Synonyms

  • pulsate
  • palpitate
  • pulse
  • pound
  • thrash
  • throb
  • move
  • flutter
  • flap

Antonyms

  • dissuade
  • go
  • repel
  • sensitize

Etymology

  • beten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beatan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. beat

verb. ['ˈbiːt'] shape by beating.

Synonyms

  • forge
  • shape
  • work
  • mould
  • hammer
  • form

Antonyms

  • lend oneself
  • disarrange
  • deglycerolize
  • undeceive

Etymology

  • beten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beatan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. beat

verb. ['ˈbiːt'] make a rhythmic sound.

Synonyms

  • go
  • sound
  • thrum

Antonyms

  • be born
  • add
  • begin
  • gladden

Etymology

  • beten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beatan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. beat

noun. ['ˈbiːt'] the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music.

Synonyms

  • musical rhythm
  • rhythm
  • musical time
  • upbeat
  • backbeat
  • downbeat
  • offbeat

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • victory
  • unscrew
  • disjoin

Etymology

  • beten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beatan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. beat

verb. ['ˈbiːt'] move with a thrashing motion.

Synonyms

  • clap
  • bate
  • move
  • flutter
  • flap

Antonyms

  • tightness
  • immovability
  • immovableness
  • refrain

Etymology

  • beten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beatan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. beat

verb. ['ˈbiːt'] stir vigorously.

Synonyms

  • whip
  • agitate
  • stir up
  • vex
  • commove
  • scramble
  • shake up
  • raise up
  • disturb
  • whisk

Antonyms

  • switch off
  • detach
  • dislodge
  • travel

Etymology

  • beten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beatan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. beat

verb. ['ˈbiːt'] strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music.

Antonyms

  • switch on

Etymology

  • beten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beatan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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