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  • very tired
    • 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
  • the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing
  • a stroke or blow
    • the signal was two beats on the steam pipe
  • a regular rate of repetition
    • the cox raised the beat
  • (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
  • the sound of stroke or blow
    • he heard the beat of a drum
  • a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior
  • 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
  • the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
    • the piece has a fast rhythm
    • the conductor set the beat
  • the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    • he could feel the beat of her heart
  • a regular route for a sentry or policeman
    • in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name
  • wear out completely
    • This kind of work exhausts me
    • I'm beat
    • He was all washed up after the exam
  • be a mystery or bewildering to
    • This beats me!
    • Got me--I don't know the answer!
    • a vexing problem
    • This question really stuck me
  • beat through cleverness and wit
    • I beat the traffic
    • She outfoxed her competitors
  • strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
  • produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly
    • beat the drum
  • make by pounding or trampling
    • beat a path through the forest
  • move with or as if with a regular alternating motion
    • the city pulsated with music and excitement
  • indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks
    • Beat the rhythm
  • move with a flapping motion
    • The bird's wings were flapping
  • make a sound like a clock or a timer
    • the clocks were ticking
    • the grandfather clock beat midnight
  • avoid paying
    • beat the subway fare
  • be superior
    • Reading beats watching television
    • This sure beats work!
  • 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
  • stir vigorously
    • beat the egg whites
    • beat the cream
  • sail with much tacking or with difficulty
    • The boat beat in the strong wind
  • move with a thrashing motion
    • The bird flapped its wings
    • The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky
  • glare or strike with great intensity
    • The sun was beating down on us
  • make a rhythmic sound
    • Rain drummed against the windshield
    • The drums beat all night
  • shape by beating
    • beat swords into ploughshares
  • move rhythmically
    • Her heart was beating fast
  • hit repeatedly
    • beat on the door
    • beat the table with his shoe
  • 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
  • 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
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