Adjective "beat" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Strike (a person or an animal) repeatedly and violently so as to hurt or injure them, typically with an implement such as a club or whip.
  1. 'the victims were beaten to death with baseball bats'
  2. 'He was brutally beaten, struck over the head with a weapon, and handcuffed to a toilet while the gang ‘robbed’ the van.'
  3. 'She was beaten repeatedly around the head with a heavy object, and left for dead in her home in Kinton, Herefordshire, last September.'
  4. 'The documentary makers interviewed former workers who stated that some dogs were beaten to death, instead of being given a lethal injection, in order to save money.'
  5. 'Several others, including two drivers, sustained lacerations after being beaten with blunt instruments, but were not admitted to hospital.'
  6. 'Policemen immediately pursued the protesters, trampling and violently beating them with their clubs.'
  7. 'One of them, who saw a stray dog being beaten to near-death, was so anguished that he has vowed never to come back here again.'
  8. 'Gerald does, in fact, resort to violence, beating the horse and cutting it with spurs.'
  9. 'Police launched a murder hunt today after a cricket club member was beaten to death next to the pitch last night.'
  10. 'He was forced to beat the attacking dog around the head with a stick in order to save his own pet.'
  11. 'A MAN who beat his dog after it had been injured in a road accident has been jailed for three months and banned from keeping animals for life.'
  12. 'he beat the table with his hand'
  13. 'A man walked up the street, beating a metal gong, asking us to pray for the good white people who were flying food in for the relief center, the new one they set up in St. Johns.'
  14. 'I go up there and there are about eight or 10 of the beautiful Tahitian girls, and I was there all night with Marlon beating the drums while they danced.'
  15. 'They have no churches: today Turner's act of worship involved beating a drum while watching the sun set over Bute.'
  16. 'It pounds at my head like someone beating a drum.'
  17. 'The French street theatre company Trans Express walked through the crowd beating their drums.'
  18. 'The father beats a drum and the son buries his head in a covered pit.'
  19. 'One was beating the drum, and the other wore a rearing gold-foil cobra on his head, from which hung many garlands made of bits of cloth, gathered to look like flowers.'
  20. 'No sooner had he begun his circular gyrations whilst beating his drum than a strange black cloud, more like smoke than water vapour, appeared over Waimate.'
  21. 'Julius is shown beating a drum and dancing at a Pow-Wow, and speaks sincerely about his tribe's core values.'
  22. 'drums were beating in the distance'
  23. 'There are no drums beating from the forbidden side of the mountain.'
  24. 'With drums beating, bands playing and bayonets fixed, they marched through the town's streets to the delight of the crowds.'
  25. 'The drums had stopped beating and the tent flap had been closed.'
  26. 'Yet the sound you now hear is so distinct in its intentions that you know it at once: war drums beating out the rhythm of impending attack.'
  27. 'Her laughter was deep, right from the stomach, and it sounded like merry drums beating away.'
  28. 'Training a dog, beating a carpet or rug, and washing clothes are also banned on the heath.'
  29. 'Do excuse me, I'm off to put more laundry in, beat my rugs, grab some lunch, and maybe pop down to the shops.'
  30. 'Ava beat the rug with a vengeance, watching the dust fly through the air and circle in the late summer breeze.'
  31. 'The metal was beaten into a shimmering disc.'
  32. 'It looked like a hammer, beating a sheet of metal.'
  33. 'Gold and silver was also beaten and drawn out to be used to make thread for embroidery and braid weaving, often of an ecclesiastical in nature.'
  34. 'Years ago, you used to be able to walk past the workshops under the Westway from about April onwards and hear the clanging of steel drums being beaten into shape.'
  35. 'Lead may be worked directly, by being hammered or beaten into shape, or indirectly, melted and cast as with bronze, or it may be cast in the rough and then finished by hammering.'
  36. 'she beat her fists against the wood'
  37. 'She fell against the glass case and began to beat her fist against it in frustration.'
  38. 'The males also exhibit a curious trick of beating their beaks against their chests to emit a rhythmic clicking sound.'
  39. 'Shaddin snapped suddenly, standing up and beating a fist on the table, making his son jump.'
  40. 'He beat her head against the hole-in-the-wall machine, leaving her bruised and battered.'
  41. 'She dropped her arms and sighed when Matt didn't beat his fist against the door.'
  42. 'The Zulus did it by beating their spears against their shields.'
  43. 'Toddlers will be beating their fists on their high chairs in fury.'
  44. 'I resist the urge to slam my head against the steering wheel until I lose consciousness and settle for beating my fists against the dashboard of my pitiful rental car.'
  45. 'It beats chains against the ground in a rotating motion to detonate and destroy mines.'
  46. 'In total frustration, he swept a few dishes in front of him onto the floor and beat his fists on the table, knocking a few more dishes to the floor.'
  47. 'Emmie began to beat at the flames'
  48. 'Again and again and again it beat against the roof, shattering every tile it hit.'
  49. 'Five minutes later, we were cruising down the highway with the wind beating roughly against the side of the car and ruffling our hair.'
  50. 'The sound of hoofs beating on the ground could be heard in the distance, and the small feet ran faster.'
  51. 'Instead, Cindy was stuck staring gloomily out the window as rain steadily beat against it.'
  52. 'The sound of a girl beating on the door snaps him back to reality.'
  53. 'The percussion instrument sounds like something beating against a tin roof.'
  54. 'As I drew on my reserves and got going again I was left with the pain in my quads and the sound of my feet beating against the pavement.'
  55. 'She stared up at the vaulted ceiling listening to the sound of the rain beating against it.'
  56. 'I heard him beat against the door, and then fall to his feet with a strangled sigh.'
  57. 'She looked around for something to cover herself and again Noah beat on the door.'
  58. 'These are people employed to beat the ground and bushes to 'flush' the birds towards the guns.'
  59. 'The estate staff and sundry villagers would be involved in beating the woods and picking up the game.'
  60. 'Local lords also demanded that peasants beat the woods during hunts and pay special additional taxes.'
Defeat (someone) in a game or other competitive situation.
  1. 'Juventus were beaten 2–1'
  2. 'If he can't beat me easily then he won't be world champion.'
  3. 'Lauren easily beat her father five games to one, and poked fun at his age and physical fitness.'
  4. 'Having attended professional table tennis training for five years in her primary school, she beat her rival easily.'
  5. 'Has any other team ever beaten Manchester United five times in a row, as Liverpool now have?'
  6. 'In their competition the girls were beaten by one goal.'
  7. 'Our competition has been consistently beating us because they're taking bigger risks.'
  8. 'He also loves to practise and you can clearly see the enjoyment derived from competing against and beating his rivals.'
  9. 'I spend time with our daughter, allowing her to beat me in several games of checkers.'
  10. 'Saturday will be their first time back at Lansdowne Road since that shameful performance in '99, and they have beaten the British Lions since.'
  11. 'Both clubs' motivation is to beat their rivals and claim top spot in the county.'
  12. 'he beat heroin addiction in 1992'
  13. 'He needs the transplant to beat a rare disease that makes it hard to process oxygen.'
  14. 'They thought he had beaten his illness as he had been healthy as a young man.'
  15. 'Although smallpox has no known cure or specific treatment, the disease was beaten with a massive, worldwide immunization campaign.'
  16. 'It is a further demonstration of the county council's commitment to beating congestion and improving our highways.'
  17. 'He said beating congestion and improving safety were of the utmost importance and both these schemes worked towards that goal.'
  18. 'But three years later the brave youngster has astonished medics by beating his cancer and returning to hospital to thank the staff who helped save him.'
  19. 'It is good news for Britain's poorest families - and will help the government's desire to beat child poverty.'
  20. 'A mother-of-four is dedicating her life to educating people about meningitis after her two sons beat the deadly disease.'
  21. 'She beat the illness, but earlier this year, she started suffering stomach pains and was re-admitted for treatment.'
  22. 'He said the step to beating poverty was to ensure trade justice, eradicate debt to poor countries and deliver more aid.'
  23. 'The rowers were attempting to finish their voyage in 60 days, beating the record of 64 days set in 1971 by a single rower.'
  24. 'I believe our survival record was eventually beaten by another airman.'
  25. 'He had beaten the Norwegian's record by more than a minute.'
  26. 'She will need to reach an average speed of 15.5 knots for the voyage if she is to beat the record.'
  27. 'It sold 2.5 million copies during its first week in the shops, beating the previous record, held by Titanic, by 700,000.'
  28. 'Basically, the game consisted of throwing a pair of dice, covered, and lying about what was on them to the next person, who had to beat your score.'
  29. 'If anyone would like to help us beat least year's record collection of £26, 531.66 please telephone me.'
  30. 'The next day, I told myself that I was going to beat Justin's first-round score.'
  31. 'The aim was to beat the existing record of 62 square metres.'
  32. 'The gas company said the cold snap had led to record demand in Yorkshire on Wednesday when 23 million cubic metres of gas was used, beating the previous record in December 1999.'
  33. 'you can't beat the taste of fresh raspberries'
  34. 'You can't beat lightweight wheels for snappy acceleration and climbing power.'
  35. 'It is my experience that you can't beat a local approach for dedicated, loyal focused workers who will be with you for years.'
  36. 'Whatever is in it, it is hard to beat an Irish Racing Festival.'
  37. 'Let's face it, you can't beat the taste of home-grown produce bought in season.'
  38. 'But it was hard to beat the Falconry Display as far as the kids were concerned, and parents too if they would admit it.'
  39. 'You can't beat the feeling of seeing 15,000 people dancing in front of you to the music you are playing.'
  40. 'For a more regular treat, you can't beat perfect steak and chips.'
  41. 'In the cooler months you can't beat camellias as they are compact and reliable and can be clipped or trained to suit.'
  42. 'For a totally indulgent treat, it is hard to beat a good old-fashioned bubble bath.'
  43. 'You can't beat the humble spud along with a pint of freshly chilled milk to speed the digestive process.'
  44. 'How she recovered so fast from last night beats the hell out of me.'
  45. 'But still, people seem to get offended; beats me why.'
  46. 'Why anyone would want to drive at 150 mph with the roof down beats me.'
Succeed in getting somewhere ahead of (someone)
  1. 'We believe this situation is somewhat different than the situation of beating the opponent to the ball farther out on the court because of the distance involved.'
  2. 'It was a close call as Tully almost beat Marvin back to the cellar.'
  3. 'He beat him to the ball and touched down under the posts.'
  4. 'He beat the defenders to a pass and scored the only goal of the game.'
  5. 'The first half ended with Squires chasing a kick ahead but just being beaten to the ball by the full back.'
  6. 'In the 31st minute, he beats the defenders to a high ball and races through on goal.'
  7. '‘Bet I can beat you back to the hotel’ she teased him before taking off in a run, stopping only long enough to pick up her towel and then continued running back towards their room.'
  8. 'And his parents miss it because they left after 80 minutes to beat the traffic.'
  9. 'Rush-hour buses are to start earlier in south Manchester in a bid to beat the traffic jams.'
  10. 'Sunday's meeting is likely to attract a massive crowd so all of you who are going should get there early to beat the rush.'
  11. 'Plans for a new motorway linking the M6 and M56 have been put forward to beat congestion.'
  12. 'You'd be doing yourself a favour by beating the rush and having the job done quickly, as well as helping us all get through a bad patch and keep us going till it does rain.'
  13. 'Visitors are being urged to get to the town early to beat traffic queues.'
  14. 'Eight hours earlier I had left Dublin, intent on beating the morning traffic up the N1 en route to a meeting in Belfast.'
  15. 'If you bought early to beat the Christmas rush, it may be too late to ask for a refund if you don't find the goods are faulty until Christmas Day'
  16. 'But instead of following her usual habit of leaving early to beat the rush, her son Shaun insisted the group stayed to the end.'
  17. 'He left a little earlier than his usual time to beat the traffic.'
(of the heart) pulsate.
  1. 'Most patients have only mild symptoms, such as palpitations or the sensation that their heart is beating rapidly.'
  2. 'I could feel the gentle rise and fall of his chest under my head as he breathed, and I could hear his heart beating against my ear.'
  3. 'They claimed the heart was beating and the brain was functioning and the patient simply needed care and time to recover.'
  4. 'If the stations are clustered together, do jumping jacks between sets to keep your heart beating at a training rate.'
  5. 'Her heart was beating wildly and her stomach lurched.'
  6. 'Her heart was beating wildly, and panic was rising in her stomach.'
  7. 'He evidently has a heart the size of a horse's which beats at just 43 times per minute at rest.'
  8. 'An AED delivers a life saving electric shock that starts the heart beating and pumping again.'
  9. 'The competitors' hearts are beating at almost twice their normal rates.'
  10. 'Critical organs such as hearts, lung, kidneys and livers are only taken from donors who are brain dead and whose hearts are still beating.'
(of a bird) move (the wings) up and down.
  1. 'Did you know that a fly must beat its wings two hundred times a second to stay airborne?'
  2. 'All of a sudden it's as if they've hit an invisible wall as they become stationary, despite them furiously beating their wings.'
  3. 'I stared after the birds as they beat their wings in strange rhythm.'
  4. 'They were chased for more than half a mile by this angry bird, who reared up to his full height in the water, beat his wings and mounted the towpath in order to drive them off.'
  5. 'Every tree, every bush, even the grass, all covered in butterflies, gently beating their wings, and flying delicately from one perch to another.'
  6. 'The birds that lived in the two trees suddenly screamed out, beat their wings and swooped down, crying their anguish.'
  7. 'As I sat to write this essay I could not help but reflect upon an old saying about a butterfly beating its wings in China and causing a breeze in Oregon.'
  8. 'He flew faster than ever, straining his strong muscles, and beating his wings so fast they were almost a blur.'
  9. 'These birds are highly animated as they vigorously beat their wings to gain height and speed.'
  10. 'In order to maintain air-speed velocity, a swallow needs to beat its wings forty-three times every second, right?'
  11. 'an owl beat low over the salt marsh'
  12. 'I managed to get a hand hold before he jumped into the air, his wings rhythmically beating.'
  13. 'When the egrets pass close, and they often do, you can hear their wings beat.'
  14. 'She was stopped by a gust of air and the sound of the bird's wings beating.'
  15. 'If she tilted her head back she could see a hawk circling in the air, its magnificent wings beating steadily to keep it in the air.'
  16. 'His long wings beat slow, steady beats, as if accentuating the overall extenuation of the bird.'
  17. 'Because the wings beat about once a second, the flight will be anything but smooth.'
Stir (cooking ingredients) vigorously to make a smooth or frothy mixture.
  1. 'beat the cream into the mixture'
  2. 'In another medium mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff and fold them also into the chocolate mixture.'
  3. 'Using a hand-held electric or balloon whisk, beat the egg whites in a large greaseproof bowl until they form firm but still floppy peaks.'
  4. 'Remove from heat, beat the egg yolk, then add to the mushrooms, stirring it into the mixture.'
  5. 'Drain the potatoes, tip them into the bowl of a food mixer and beat them with the butter to make a smooth but firm consistency.'
  6. 'Next, beat ingredients for the cream cheese layer until smooth.'
  7. 'In a bowl, beat the sugar and egg white together using an electric mixer until thick and foamy.'
  8. 'Then beat the sugar, eggs and orange flower water (if using) in a bowl until smooth.'
  9. 'Remove from heat and beat the lentils with a wooden spoon until smooth.'
  10. 'Use either a hand mixer, blender or whisk to beat the hot chocolate until it's frothy.'
  11. 'Pour the hot melted butter over the whisked eggs in a steady stream, beating the ingredients together well.'
  1. 'I yelled, 'Go away, bear! Beat it! Scat!''
  2. 'A young U.S. officer, whose unit had commandeered the house, saw them coming and barked: "Go on, go on! Beat it!"'
  3. 'No, I told Mack to scram, beat it, skedaddle, hit the road Jack and don't you come back no more.'
Sail into the wind, following a zigzag course with repeated tacking.
  1. 'I came about and headed for home but my little boat didn't beat into the wind very well.'
  2. 'It is said, too, that sailors, beating up against the wind in the Gulf of Finland, sometimes see a strange sail heave in sight astern and overhaul them hand over hand.'
  3. 'Reefs went into the sails and we began beating hard into the prevailing tides and wind.'

More definitions

1. to strike violently or forcefully and repeatedly.

2. to dash against: rain beating the trees.

3. to flutter, flap, or rotate in or against: beating the air with its wings.

4. to sound, as on a drum: beating a steady rhythm; to beat a tattoo.

5. to stir vigorously: Beat the egg whites well.

6. to break, forge, or make by blows: to beat their swords into plowshares.

7. to produce (an attitude, idea, habit, etc.) by re

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be beat at homes."

"rockets can be beat in/at/on times."

"rockets can be beat during seasons."

"places can be beat to finals."

"people can be beat in/at/on weekends."

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