Meaning of BEAT in English

BEAT

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

beat a hasty retreat

I saw my aunt coming and beat a hasty retreat .

beat crime

new measures to beat car crime

beat its wings (= move them in a regular way while flying )

The female beats her wings as fast as 500 times a second.

beat off/fight off competition

She beat off competition from dozens of other candidates to get the job.

beaten senseless

He had been beaten senseless .

beating drums

1,000 people marched, beating drums and carrying flags.

beat/overcome/defy the odds (= succeed despite great difficulties )

The baby, born sixteen weeks too early, defied the odds and is celebrating her first birthday.

break/beat a record (= do better or be greater than an existing record )

He broke the world record twice.

deservedly beaten

Arsenal were deservedly beaten 2–1 by Leeds.

fat/phat beats (= music that sounds good )

Check out these fat beats.

force/frighten/beat etc sb into submission

Napoleon threatened to starve the country into submission.

knock/beat sb unconscious

Levin was knocked unconscious by the impact.

let yourself be beaten/persuaded/fooled etc

I stupidly let myself be persuaded to take part in a live debate.

pulse beat

The rhythm was steady, as regular as a pulse beat.

sb's pulse beats

His pulse began to beat with a fierce rhythm.

sb’s heart beats

Her heart was beating fast.

set/break/beat a world record

He set a new world record for the marathon.

stab/beat/kick sb to death

He was stabbed to death in an attack outside his home.

take a hammering/beating (= be forced to accept defeat or a bad situation )

Small businesses took a hammering in the last recession.

the rain beats/lashes (= it falls or hits something with a lot of force )

Isabel listened to the rain beating down.

the sun beats down/blazes down (= shines with a lot of light and heat )

The sun beats down on us as we work.

whip/whisk/beat the cream (= make it thicker by beating it )

Whip the cream until it is thick and light.

wings beat

Their great wings beat slowly.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

bush

Don't beat about the bush .

A whole army of Girl Scouts out beating the bush .

Eliot did not beat about the bush .

Neither will beat the bushes for new ways to earn or save money.

She winced at their infelicities, at the clumsy way they beat about the bush .

It was Moua who organized housing for Hmong newcomers, Moua who beat the bushes for jobs.

I am not a person to beat about the bush .

Let us stop beating about the bush .

death

Women are told it's prostitution or a beating , or death .

Why, given what had happened, I might as well have beaten Papa to death with a club.

So she locked them in a coat closet where they beat each other half to death in the dark for twenty minutes.

In the minutes that followed, McDuffie was beaten to death by a group of Dade County police officers.

We don't see gays being beaten to death in our country because of their sexuality.

In Westport, a 3-year-old boy was beaten to death after wetting his pants, authorities allege.

The 76 year old pensioner was beaten to death last Thursday in the pet shop where he worked part time.

And when he himself was nearly beaten to death .

drum

Now, when Tallis listened hard, she could hear a drum being beaten as a warning.

Gary reaches for a drum and beats it briefly and harshly.

Trumpets sounded, drums beat , whips cracked, mules squealed, and teamsters cursed.

The jungle drums were beating again.

Trumpets blew all the time, and drums were beating .

In every village drums were beating , soldiers marching.

egg

Make a well in the centre of the mixture and add the melted margarine and the beaten egg .

Add the remaining flour mixture to the shortening mixture alternating with the beaten egg .

Sieve the cottage cheese, or pur e in a food processor or liquidiser and beat in the egg and milk.

Combine beaten egg with mayonnaise in small bowl.

Season, remove from the heat and beat in the egg . 7.

At medium speed, beat in eggs , one at a time, beating for two minutes after each addition.

Cream the margarine and sugar and beat in the eggs .

Brush lightly with beaten egg white and sprinkle with sugar, if desired.

head

And you can't do that by beating them over the head with clichéd, didactic behaviour.

The members know perfectly well that they will be beaten over the head with any yes vote at the next election.

Talking to Rourke Deveraugh was like beating her head against a hard wooden post.

Passing beneath it, Crevecoeur was reminded of a violent storm of hail beating upon his head .

Elsewhere, individual protesters were being held down while Mosley's guards beat them over the head and about the face.

They skimmed low, passing so close to Simon that their wings beat at his head .

She said he tied her up and beat her in the head with a hammer.

heart

Piers took a step towards her, and she felt her body tense and her heart begin to beat quickly.

Just being there made my heart beat faster.

People can take part by doing any physical activity that makes the heart beat faster and lasts for 15 minutes.

My head was resting against his chest and I felt his heart beating against my eye and cheek.

The heart beats thick, Big trout muscle out of the dead cold.

His heart beat dully at the very thought of what he was about to do.

And in Dusseldorf police said a member of the Republican party suffered a heart attack after being beaten up by demonstrators.

Tots fell silent; birds stopped chirping; you could hear hearts beating amid the chattering teeth.

path

The students - and their professors - beat a path to his door.

Most of the sites the company has in mind to visit are far off any beaten path .

It has become such an attraction that local tour operators are beating a path to its door.

Soon it is not going to be so easy to get off the beaten path .

The company is now just waiting for the world to beat a well-worn path to its door.

To say that Crenshaw is off the beaten path is an understatement.

They were beating a clear path .

I called on the Birth Grandmother to help me beat a path through the honyaek to the windows.

record

If the backs had taken all their chances, Quins might have beaten Gloucester's record 80-point Cup win over Exeter.

You hear the first two beats of a record and you kind of get a sense of it.

We want to beat his record and any others that are going ... and to win for his family.

History is taking a beating and sacrosanct tour records are being kept in pencil.

It took more than a thousand participants to make it happen, beating the previous record by thirty-five.

The 11-month total beats the previous full-year record , set in 1993.

Jurassic Park beat the record set by Batman Returns, which took £31.8m in its first four days.

He cleared 2.68m to beat the previous record of 2.67m set by Paul Parker of Cumbria.

retreat

Then, thanking him, I beat a hasty retreat to the sacristy door and knocked.

Appointees interviewed repeated a familiar theme: They all loved their jobs but are beating a retreat without regret.

Any females which are not ripe will either stay away or beat a hasty retreat .

With decks awash with diesel we beat a hasty retreat back to Lerwick.

They were forced to beat a hasty retreat and arrived at their rendezvous with Morris's patrol on time.

Objects and fantasy are then used not as a means of venturing out, but to beat a retreat .

He beat a hasty retreat when he spotted me approaching, but it was not hasty enough.

team

The home team has not beaten the Scarlets for some dozen matches and should still have their work cut out to win.

But UMass still won on the road against a team that should have beaten it.

In another very close team event Wallasey just beat the Menai Straits one design club by a quarter point.

The team that beat them by a point at the Forum on Jan. 2.

Look at the teams we've beaten - nothing special, any of them.

White acknowledged his team simply beat itself, in all areas of the game.

With everyone emerging from the League Cup tie unscathed Coyle will no doubt field the team that beat Monaghan.

On any given Sunday, the regular teams can beat you.

wife

I had a case of a Pathan family where the husband used to beat his wife all the time.

It doesn't matter if they beat their wife .

For instance, it's the custom to beat the wife .

And Symington stopped beating his wife , too.

Another top star of the seventies, David Soul, beat up his wife .

Edward Laufer did not testify, but has denied beating his wife .

The court was told that he beat his wife unconscious before pushing her and her car into a river.

A man who beats his wife is still human.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a stick to beat sb with

bang/beat the drum for sb/sth

beat a retreat

Officials beat a hasty retreat as reporters shouted questions.

Appointees interviewed repeated a familiar theme: They all loved their jobs but are beating a retreat without regret.

Objects and fantasy are then used not as a means of venturing out, but to beat a retreat .

beat sb at their own game

beat sb to a pulp

Attempting to beat some one to a pulp would be described in these terms.

But when Alvin came back I thought he was going to beat me to a pulp .

beat sb/sth to the punch

Hitachi has beaten their competition to the punch with a new line of mainframe computers.

Bernie, it might be a good idea if you beat them to the punch .

Master Yehudi had beaten me to the punch again.

beat the pants off sb

She beat the pants off me last time we played.

He is aware of his competitors-and he beats the pants off them.

beat the rap

beat/kick etc the shit out of sb

I had to pretend, because he was beating the shit out of me.

Like in the Teamsters, where they beat the shit out of people in parking lots.

beat/knock the (living) daylights out of sb

beat/surprise/scare the hell out of sb

And I said, beats the hell out of me.

Eddie knows this, and it scares the hell out of her.

It scared the hell out of me.

Just to make the move scared the hell out of me.

Statistics like that scare the hell out of me, and they must scare a lot of CEOs too.

There is no stopping planned randomness, and that scares the hell out of us.

Today, he scares the hell out of a lot of Republicans.

Tornadoes are not fascinating to me; they scare the hell out of me.

beat/thrash etc sb to within an inch of their life

keep/beat time

At one stage, he joined her, pacing with her, beating time with one hand.

In employment systems, after all, people are not mustered to play together as their manager beats time .

It is not true that elsewhere they obey it without beating it, since one beats time wherever choruses are sung.

It starts lean and mean, just a slash of overdriven guitar with tambourine keeping time .

The lord began to tap his foot and beat time with his hand against his thigh.

They are likened by Leibniz to a series of clocks that manage to keep time without being connected.

They were often unable to keep time to within fifteen minutes a day and were frequently out of order.

Tidy time keep time on your side and all your bills in order with this hand clip clock.

knock/beat sb/sth into a cocked hat

Cavalli had no difficulty knocking the work of other composers into a cocked hat.

off the beaten track/path

Appenzell really is off the beaten track.

Away from the Algarve, it's not hard to get off the beaten track.

Soon it is not going to be so easy to get off the beaten path.

They are off the beaten track.

To say that Crenshaw is off the beaten path is an understatement.

Unusual interests, off the beaten track experiences should be of interest.

We kept off the beaten track, away from those traders who fixed high prices, for Shallot knew where to go.

Yet for most visitors from overseas, Windisch with its treasure is definitely off the beaten track.

sb's heart misses/skips a beat

soundly defeated/beaten/thrashed

In Hayward, a proposed library improvement tax was soundly defeated.

Synthonia are now the only side without a win after they were soundly beaten at Blackhall.

The Republicans were soundly defeated in the South, even in places where there were voting black majorities.

They were led by a fanatical chieftain named Yusuf and Alfonso was soundly defeated at the battle of Sagrajas.

When it came up for a vote in March, it was soundly defeated.

take a beating

`I hear you took a bit of a beating last night.' 'Yeah, we lost 12 -2.'

The Mets took a real beating last Saturday.

A principle as old as ancient tribes and almost as remotely understood, diplomatic immunity is taking a beating this week.

But since then, software stocks have taken a beating .

He took a beating today but he played his butt off.

History is taking a beating and sacrosanct tour records are being kept in pencil.

Liverpool was taking a beating , and rumours were free for the asking on every street corner and in every food queue.

Looks like egg-laying has taken a beating .

Technology stocks of all sizes continued to take a beating .

They took a beating on the Mudchute.

turn/beat swords into ploughshares

turn/beat swords into ploughshares

win (sth)/beat sb fair and square

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Beat the cream into the fruit puree, pour into bowls, and chill.

Beat the eggs and pour in the milk.

Back then, girls were told that they could never beat a boy at tennis.

Brazil beat Italy in the final.

Carry on beating the eggs with a fork until they're light and fluffy.

Children were beating on different kinds of drums.

Do you think the Socialists will beat the Liberals in the election?

He used to come home drunk and beat my mother.

In a separate bowl, beat together the oil and flour.

It's not a particularly good job, but it certainly beats being unemployed.

It was clear that she had been badly beaten by her husband.

Jake's home-made burgers beat anything you can get at fast-food restaurants.

Lewis was a tough boxer, and a hard man to beat .

My Father used to let me beat him at chess.

No one has figured out how to beat the problem of rodents eating the crops.

On the ultrasound machine, I could see the baby's heart beating strongly.

Osborne wanted to beat the living daylights out of Flanagan.

Police officers had beaten the man with their batons.

Slaves were sometimes beaten with sticks or even whipped.

Teachers are no longer allowed to beat students who misbehave.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But UMass still won on the road against a team that should have beaten it.

Convention delegates were beaten, stabbed, and shot promiscuously by the police.

Following the incident with the boy a Dig Daddy style man had gone to his door and beaten him up.

Hey, it beats a bake sale.

My torso and my wrists felt as though Edna had beaten them with sticks.

Whatever Messrs Mondale, Foot and Kinnock said about raising taxes in the 1980s, they were going to be beaten anyway.

II. noun

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

beat sb/sth to the punch

Hitachi has beaten their competition to the punch with a new line of mainframe computers.

Bernie, it might be a good idea if you beat them to the punch .

Master Yehudi had beaten me to the punch again.

beat/kick etc the shit out of sb

I had to pretend, because he was beating the shit out of me.

Like in the Teamsters, where they beat the shit out of people in parking lots.

beat/knock the (living) daylights out of sb

beat/surprise/scare the hell out of sb

And I said, beats the hell out of me.

Eddie knows this, and it scares the hell out of her.

It scared the hell out of me.

Just to make the move scared the hell out of me.

Statistics like that scare the hell out of me, and they must scare a lot of CEOs too.

There is no stopping planned randomness, and that scares the hell out of us.

Today, he scares the hell out of a lot of Republicans.

Tornadoes are not fascinating to me; they scare the hell out of me.

beat/thrash etc sb to within an inch of their life

keep/beat time

At one stage, he joined her, pacing with her, beating time with one hand.

In employment systems, after all, people are not mustered to play together as their manager beats time .

It is not true that elsewhere they obey it without beating it, since one beats time wherever choruses are sung.

It starts lean and mean, just a slash of overdriven guitar with tambourine keeping time .

The lord began to tap his foot and beat time with his hand against his thigh.

They are likened by Leibniz to a series of clocks that manage to keep time without being connected.

They were often unable to keep time to within fifteen minutes a day and were frequently out of order.

Tidy time keep time on your side and all your bills in order with this hand clip clock.

knock/beat sb/sth into a cocked hat

Cavalli had no difficulty knocking the work of other composers into a cocked hat.

off the beaten track/path

Appenzell really is off the beaten track.

Away from the Algarve, it's not hard to get off the beaten track.

Soon it is not going to be so easy to get off the beaten path.

They are off the beaten track.

To say that Crenshaw is off the beaten path is an understatement.

Unusual interests, off the beaten track experiences should be of interest.

We kept off the beaten track, away from those traders who fixed high prices, for Shallot knew where to go.

Yet for most visitors from overseas, Windisch with its treasure is definitely off the beaten track.

sb's heart misses a beat

When Caroline smiled at Eddie, his heart missed a beat.

sb's heart misses/skips a beat

soundly defeated/beaten/thrashed

In Hayward, a proposed library improvement tax was soundly defeated.

Synthonia are now the only side without a win after they were soundly beaten at Blackhall.

The Republicans were soundly defeated in the South, even in places where there were voting black majorities.

They were led by a fanatical chieftain named Yusuf and Alfonso was soundly defeated at the battle of Sagrajas.

When it came up for a vote in March, it was soundly defeated.

the stress/accent/beat falls on sth

In the word "spoken," the stress falls on the first syllable.

turn/beat swords into ploughshares

turn/beat swords into ploughshares

walk the beat

Sympathetic typifications of Catholics do little to lessen the obvious problem of being attacked while walking the beat.

You'd be walking the beat and you'd see some kid with his backside hanging out of his trousers.

win (sth)/beat sb fair and square

without missing a beat

Cuomo answered the reporters' questions without missing a beat.

They can present, explain, and deliver our solutions without missing a beat.

Woody Harrelson came in for the late Nicholas Colasanto without missing a beat.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Jessica moved her hips to the beat of the music.

journalists covering the political beat

Their new song has a good beat that you can dance to.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But beat duty was of course not the only punitive experience for the rank-and-file policeman.

But for some beat constables, there was another possibility.

I could hear the rapid beat of his heart and him breathing all funny.

Multiply the number of beats by six to get the number of heart beats per minute.

My heart lurched and seemed to miss a beat , but I went on reading calmly, though the print was blurred.

Police on the beat are feeling increasingly vulnerable.

The beat was the only genuinely musical element in it, of course.

The more rum punch, the better the beat !

III. adjective

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a stick to beat sb with

bang/beat the drum for sb/sth

beat a retreat

Officials beat a hasty retreat as reporters shouted questions.

Appointees interviewed repeated a familiar theme: They all loved their jobs but are beating a retreat without regret.

Objects and fantasy are then used not as a means of venturing out, but to beat a retreat .

beat sb at their own game

beat sb to a pulp

Attempting to beat some one to a pulp would be described in these terms.

But when Alvin came back I thought he was going to beat me to a pulp .

beat sb/sth to the punch

Hitachi has beaten their competition to the punch with a new line of mainframe computers.

Bernie, it might be a good idea if you beat them to the punch .

Master Yehudi had beaten me to the punch again.

beat the pants off sb

She beat the pants off me last time we played.

He is aware of his competitors-and he beats the pants off them.

beat the rap

beat/kick etc the shit out of sb

I had to pretend, because he was beating the shit out of me.

Like in the Teamsters, where they beat the shit out of people in parking lots.

beat/knock the (living) daylights out of sb

beat/surprise/scare the hell out of sb

And I said, beats the hell out of me.

Eddie knows this, and it scares the hell out of her.

It scared the hell out of me.

Just to make the move scared the hell out of me.

Statistics like that scare the hell out of me, and they must scare a lot of CEOs too.

There is no stopping planned randomness, and that scares the hell out of us.

Today, he scares the hell out of a lot of Republicans.

Tornadoes are not fascinating to me; they scare the hell out of me.

beat/thrash etc sb to within an inch of their life

keep/beat time

At one stage, he joined her, pacing with her, beating time with one hand.

In employment systems, after all, people are not mustered to play together as their manager beats time .

It is not true that elsewhere they obey it without beating it, since one beats time wherever choruses are sung.

It starts lean and mean, just a slash of overdriven guitar with tambourine keeping time .

The lord began to tap his foot and beat time with his hand against his thigh.

They are likened by Leibniz to a series of clocks that manage to keep time without being connected.

They were often unable to keep time to within fifteen minutes a day and were frequently out of order.

Tidy time keep time on your side and all your bills in order with this hand clip clock.

knock/beat sb/sth into a cocked hat

Cavalli had no difficulty knocking the work of other composers into a cocked hat.

sb's heart misses a beat

When Caroline smiled at Eddie, his heart missed a beat.

sb's heart misses/skips a beat

soundly defeated/beaten/thrashed

In Hayward, a proposed library improvement tax was soundly defeated.

Synthonia are now the only side without a win after they were soundly beaten at Blackhall.

The Republicans were soundly defeated in the South, even in places where there were voting black majorities.

They were led by a fanatical chieftain named Yusuf and Alfonso was soundly defeated at the battle of Sagrajas.

When it came up for a vote in March, it was soundly defeated.

take a beating

`I hear you took a bit of a beating last night.' 'Yeah, we lost 12 -2.'

The Mets took a real beating last Saturday.

A principle as old as ancient tribes and almost as remotely understood, diplomatic immunity is taking a beating this week.

But since then, software stocks have taken a beating .

He took a beating today but he played his butt off.

History is taking a beating and sacrosanct tour records are being kept in pencil.

Liverpool was taking a beating , and rumours were free for the asking on every street corner and in every food queue.

Looks like egg-laying has taken a beating .

Technology stocks of all sizes continued to take a beating .

They took a beating on the Mudchute.

the stress/accent/beat falls on sth

In the word "spoken," the stress falls on the first syllable.

turn/beat swords into ploughshares

turn/beat swords into ploughshares

walk the beat

Sympathetic typifications of Catholics do little to lessen the obvious problem of being attacked while walking the beat.

You'd be walking the beat and you'd see some kid with his backside hanging out of his trousers.

win (sth)/beat sb fair and square

without missing a beat

Cuomo answered the reporters' questions without missing a beat.

They can present, explain, and deliver our solutions without missing a beat.

Woody Harrelson came in for the late Nicholas Colasanto without missing a beat.

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