Definitions and translations for "beat"

Definition of beat

Pronunciation
Adjective
1. 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.
Verb
2. Be superior.
Reading beats watching television.
This sure beats work!.
3. Avoid paying.
Beat the subway fare.
4. 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.
5. Stir vigorously.
Beat the egg whites.
Beat the cream.
6. Hit repeatedly.
Beat on the door.
Beat the table with his shoe.
7. Strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. Beat through cleverness and wit.
I beat the traffic.
She outfoxed her competitors.
12. Sail with much tacking or with difficulty.
The boat beat in the strong wind.
13. Move with or as if with a regular alternating motion.
The city pulsated with music and excitement.
14. Move rhythmically.
Her heart was beating fast.
15. Indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks.
Beat the rhythm.
16. Shape by beating.
Beat swords into ploughshares.
17. Produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly.
Beat the drum.
18. Make by pounding or trampling.
Beat a path through the forest.
19. Make a rhythmic sound.
Rain drummed against the windshield.
The drums beat all night.
20. Make a sound like a clock or a timer.
The clocks were ticking.
The grandfather clock beat midnight.
21. Glare or strike with great intensity.
The sun was beating down on us.
22. Move with a thrashing motion.
The bird flapped its wings.
The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky.
23. Move with a flapping motion.
The bird's wings were flapping.
Noun
24. A regular rate of repetition.
The cox raised the beat.
25. The basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music.
The piece has a fast rhythm.
The conductor set the beat.
26. (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse.
27. The sound of stroke or blow.
He heard the beat of a drum.
28. The rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart.
He could feel the beat of her heart.
29. A stroke or blow.
The signal was two beats on the steam pipe.
30. The act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing.
31. A member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior.
32. A regular route for a sentry or policeman.
In the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name.
33. 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.
34. Wear out completely.
This kind of work exhausts me.
I'm beat.
He was all washed up after the exam.
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English - English - beat

Pronunciation
n. strike; rhythm; tapping; pulse; usual territory, regular jurisdiction; "scoop", news story that is published earlier than in the rival newspapers (Journalism)
v. hit, strike; hammer metal; defeat, finish before, do better than (in a contest, or race); stir rapidly (eggs, etc.)
adj. tired, exhausted (Slang); of a beatnik; sloppily dressed

English - Spanish - beat

Pronunciation
s. pulsación, pulsada, toque; ritmo, tiempo
v. golpear, apalear, aporrear, bejuquear, brear, cuerear, dar de golpes a, dar golpes, dar una paliza a, garrotear, golpear duramente a, merengar, pegar, solfear, sopapear; batir, mezclar rápidamente
adj. agotado, extenuado

English - French - beat

Pronunciation
n. coup; battement (coeur); batterie (tambour); mesure, rythme, temps (Musique); battement (Ondes); battement (comptabilité); ronde (d'agent), scoop, la une des journeaux (Journalisme); circonscription électorale; battue (terrain)
v. frapper, battre; donner des coups; marteler; vaincre, battre (l'ennemi, adversaire); devancer, être plus performant que; battre (record); rouler, refaire (qqn); battre rapidement, remuer (oeuf)
adj. fatigué, mort de fatigue, crevé; exténué; beatnik, relatif à la Beat génération; dépassé, pas en mesure

English - German - beat

Pronunciation
n. Schlag; Taktschlag; Runde (Wachgang); Pfad
v. schlagen; bezwingen; im Takt sein; klopfen (Teppich)
adj. müde, erschlagen; fertig

English - Indonesian - beat

Pronunciation
n. ketukan, ketokan, dentaman gendang, denyut, denyutan, debar, debaran, endut-endutan, gerakan irama, gerakan tempo, rute seorang polisi, ronda
v. memukul, memukulkan, memperpukul, memperpukulkan, memukul-mukul, menggebuk, menggebukkan, mengalahkan, mengocok, mengaduk, mengacaukan, mengepakkan, melebihi, pergi, berdenyut, menang

English - Italian - beat

Pronunciation
s. colpo; suono; tic tac, ticchettio; rullo; (Mus) tempo; battuta; ritmo; battito, palpito, pulsazione; giro; (Metr) accento ritmico; (giorn) notizia in esclusiva; (Fis, El) battimento; (Mar) bordata
v. battere, colpire, picchiare, percuotere; bastonare; vincere; battere su; sbattere; sonare; pestare; superare, essere superiore a; prevenire; (fam) confondere, lasciare perplesso; (am; fam) ingannare
agg. (fam) esausto, sfinito, (fam) distrutto; dei beatniks

English - Polish - beat

Pronunciation
n. uderzenie, pulsowanie, dudnienie, wybijanie taktu, obwód, obchód, okręg wyborczy, heca, włóczęga
v. bić, kołatać, stuknąć, poturbować, uderzać, nabić, potłuc, tłuc, kropić, utorować drogę, takt: wybić takt, zatrzepotać, pobić, potrzepywać, trzepać, wytrzepać, kuć, prześcigać, bębnić, piknąć, walić, łomotać, szaleć, lawirować, uderzyć, nabijać, kropnąć, wytrzepywać, prześcignąć, pikać, walnąć

English - Portuguese - beat

Pronunciation
s. golpe; pancada; batida; pulsação; jurisdição normal; toque (de tambor); furo de reportagem (Jornalismo)
v. bater; espancar; superar; vibrar; palpitar
adj. batido; gasto, usado

English - Romanian - beat

Pronunciation
n. bătaie, batere a măsurii {muz.}, caier, lovitură, măsură {muz.}, patrulare, rit, timp
v. bate, lovi, pulsa, funcţiona, da, face ceva fără rost, doborî, suna, scutura, frământa, bate măsura {muz.}, bătători, întrece, învinge, depăşi, ticăi, izbi: se izbi, bate metalul, stropşi

English - Russian - beat

Pronunciation
с. удар, бой, пульсация, биение, колебание, ритм, размер, такт, отбивание такта; дозор, обход; район, место облавы; газетная сенсация, что-либо небывалое, что-либо невиданное; бездельник; битник
г. бить, ударять, колотить, хлестать, побивать, стучаться; махнуть; толочь; побеждать, превосходить; обходить, мошенничать, надувать; биться, отбивать; взбивать, выбивать, выколачивать, отлупцевать; лавировать; бороться
прил. усталый (сл.); битниковский; избитый

English - Turkish - beat

Pronunciation
f. vurmak, dövmek, çırpmak, dayak atmak, pataklamak, volta vurmak; çalmak (davul); açmak (yol); yenmek, alt etmek (Argo); geçmek; atmak (kalp); yuvasından çıkarmak (av),
i. vuruş, atış, darbe, vurma sesi, çarpma; tempo, ritm, ritim, titreşim; serseri; üstünlük, devriye; sürgün avı; haberi önce yayınlama (gazete)
s. bitkin, çok yorgun, turşu gibi (Argo); asi

English - Ukrainian - beat

Pronunciation
n. удар, биття, пульсація, коливання, ритм, відбивання такту, патрулювання: район патрулювання, сенсація: газетна сенсація, шахрай, дармоїд, лавірування, бур'ян, дозір, обхід
v. бити, ударяти, стукати, віддубасити, переважати, перемагати, колоти, дурити, пульсувати, обшукувати, відбивати, кувати, тікати, тіпати, терти, вибивати, прокладати, вдарити, вдаряти, гамселити, дубасити, ковтати, колотити, лупцювати, маніжити, мантачити, молотити, натасувати, оббивати, обігравати, побити, розбивати
a. стомлений, виснажений

French - English - beat

Pronunciation
(m) n. beat, rhythm, pulse

German - English - beat

Pronunciation
v. hit, strike; hammer metal; defeat, finish before, do better than (in a contest, or race); stir rapidly (eggs, etc.)

Romanian - English - beat

a. drunk, drunken, boozy, intoxicated, tipsy, groggy, befuddled, elevated, inebriate, sottish
id. drink: in drink, wine: in wine, cup: in one's cups, fuddle: on the fuddle

Dutch - English - beat

Pronunciation
n. rhythm; tapping; pulse; usual territory, regular jurisdiction; "scoop", news story that is published earlier than in the rival newspapers (Journalism)

English - Dutch - beat

Pronunciation
zn. slag; ritme; klop; gong; weg
ww. slaan; smeden; verslaan, overwinnen
bn. verslagen, geklopt

English - Greek - beat

Pronunciation
ουσ. κτύπος, παλμός, πλήγμα, ρυθμός, περιπολία, ρυθμός της μουσικής
ρήμ. συντρίβω, επιβάλλομαι, φέρνω σε αμηχανία, βολτατζάρω [ιστιοπλ.], διαμορφώνω, βαρώ, δέρνω, επιτίθεμαι, νικώ, υπερτερώ

French - German - beat

Pronunciation
n. beat
adj. glückselig, selig, selbstgefällig, dümmlich, naiv

German - French - beat

Pronunciation
n. beat (m)

English - Arabic - beat

Pronunciation
‏خفقة، طرقة، سبق صحفي‏
‏نبض، خفق، ضرب، هزم، قرع طبلا، رد، صد، سحق، سحن، طرق المعادن، تغلب، بز، تفوق، حيز، أرهق، قرع، قهر، فاز‏

English - Chinese - beat

Pronunciation
(名) 敲打; 巡逻区域; 拍子
(动) 打, 敲, 击; 拍打; 冲击; 扑动, 跳动; 打, 敲, 击; 冲击; 吹打; 拍打
(形) 筋疲力尽的; 大吃一惊的; 垂头丧气的

English - Chinese - beat

Pronunciation
(名) 敲打; 巡邏區域; 拍子
(動) 打, 敲, 擊; 拍打; 衝擊; 撲動, 跳動; 打, 敲, 擊; 衝擊; 吹打; 拍打
(形) 筋疲力盡的; 大吃一驚的; 垂頭喪氣的

English - Hindi - beat

Pronunciation
v. हराना, चोट मारना, पीटना, कूटना, धड़कना, फेंटना, पराजित करना

English - Japanese - beat

Pronunciation
(動) 打つ; 打ち鳴らす; 打ち負かす; 鼓動する; …より勝る; うなりを生じる; かき混ぜる
(名) 打つこと; 打つ音; 拍子; 指揮棒の1振り; 脈拍; (ジャーナリズム)スクープ
(形) 疲れ切った(俗語); ビート族の; だらしない格好の

English - Korean - beat

Pronunciation
명. 치기,때리기;맥박;리듬;치는 소리;노상다니는 지역;특종기사
동. 연달아 치다, 두들기다; 세게 휘젓다;패배시키다, ...을 능가하다, ...보다 우월하다; 금속을 두들기다
형. 피로에 지쳐버린(속어) ; 비트족의; 단정치 못하게 옷입은

English - Vietnamese - beat

Pronunciation
n. tiếng đập, nhịp, phách, khu vực
v. đánh đập

German - Chinese - beat

Pronunciation
[der]拍子。打击乐。有节拍的爵士乐。
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Synonyms for beat
1. rhythm: throb, pulsation, cadence, vibration, tick, measure
2. tired: weary, bushed, worn out, fatigued
3. blow: strike, stroke, hit, thump, punch
4. patrol: post, walk, precinct
5. strike: hit, batter, punch, cudgel, knock, pound, buffet
6. conquer: defeat, vanquish, rout, trounce, win, outdo, surpass
7. forge: break, hammer, stamp, pound
8. pulsate: palpitate, pound, throb, thump, vibrate, flutter
Verb forms for beat
Present participle: beating
Present: beat (3.person: beats)
Past: beat
Future: will beat
Present conditional: would beat
Present Perfect: have beat (3.person: has beat)
Past Perfect: had beat
Future Perfect: will have beat
Past conditional: would have beat