1. A regular route for a sentry or policeman (synset 108524402)
    "in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"
  2. The rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart (synset 107415506)
    "he could feel the beat of her heart"
  3. The basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music (synset 107100710)
    "the piece has a fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat"
  4. 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 (synset 111498110)
  5. A member of the beat generation;
    A nonconformist in dress and behavior (synset 109865257)
  6. The sound of stroke or blow (synset 107391537)
    "he heard the beat of a drum"
  7. (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse (synset 107108759)
  8. A regular rate of repetition (synset 105066044)
    "the cox raised the beat"
  9. A stroke or blow (synset 100548653)
    "the signal was two beats on the steam pipe"
  10. The act of beating to windward;
    Sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing (synset 100314920)
  1. Very tired (synset 302440966)
    "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"
  1. Come out better in a competition, race, or conflict (synset 201104324)
    "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
  2. Give a beating to;
    Subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression (synset 201399864)
    "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher used to beat the students"
  3. Hit repeatedly (synset 201401573)
    "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe"
  4. Move rhythmically (synset 201884106)
    "Her heart was beating fast"
  5. Shape by beating (synset 201627934)
    "beat swords into ploughshares"
  6. Make a rhythmic sound (synset 202179274)
    "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night"
  7. Glare or strike with great intensity (synset 202167246)
    "The sun was beating down on us"
  8. Move with a thrashing motion (synset 202097888)
    "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"
  9. Sail with much tacking or with difficulty (synset 201949797)
    "The boat beat in the strong wind"
  10. Stir vigorously (synset 201420833)
    "beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream"
  11. Strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music (synset 201402230)
    "beat one's breast"; "beat one's foot rhythmically"
  12. Be superior (synset 202752015)
    "Reading beats watching television"; "This sure beats work!"
  13. Avoid paying (synset 202579928)
    "beat the subway fare"
  14. Make a sound like a clock or a timer (synset 202180022)
    "the clocks were ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight"
  15. Move with a flapping motion (synset 202097668)
    "The bird's wings were flapping"
  16. Indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks (synset 201884666)
    "Beat the rhythm"
  17. Move with or as if with a regular alternating motion (synset 201883572)
    "the city pulsated with music and excitement"
  18. Make by pounding or trampling (synset 201759850)
    "beat a path through the forest"
  19. Produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly (synset 201730756)
    "beat the drum"
  20. Strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting (synset 201402104)
  21. Beat through cleverness and wit (synset 201107263)
    "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
  22. Be a mystery or bewildering to (synset 200624056)
    "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
  23. Wear out completely (synset 200075174)
    "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam"

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