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beat

(Defeat), verb be superior, be supreme, be victoriius over, bring to terms, checkmate, claim a victory, crush, dash, discomfit, excel, get the best of, get thebetter of, have the advantage, hold the advantage, lay waste, obtain a victory, outclass, outdo, outflank, outmaneuver, outpoint, outrange, outrival, overbear, overbid, overmaster, overmatch, overpower, override, overrake, overthrow, overtrump, overwhelm, predominate, preponderate, prevail over, put to rout, quell, ravage, repulse, rout, seize the advantage, subdue, subjugate, succeed in winning, superare, suppress, surmount, surpass, take precedence, thwart, trample upon, transcend, triumph over, undo, upset, vanquish, vincere, win the battle

beat

(Pulsate), verb alternate, come and go, convulse, ebb and flow, falter, flicker, flitter, fluctuate, flutter, move up and down, oscillate, palpitate, pass and repass, pendulate, pound, pulse, quake, quaver, quiver, reciprocate, seesaw, shake, shiver, shuffle, strike, sway, swing, teeter, throb, thump, toss, tremble, undulate, vacillate, vibrate, wave, waver, writhe

beat

(Strike), verb abuse, afflict, attack, baste, bastinado, batter, bruise, buffet, caedere, club, concuss, contund, cudgel, cuff, ferire, fight, flagellate, flail, flog, fustigate, give a blow, give a thrashing, hit, inflict, kick, knock down, lambaste, land a blow, lash, lunge at, maul, pelt, percutere, pound, pulsare, pummel, punch, punish, rap, slam, slap, slug, smack, smite, swing, thrash, thresh, trounce, verberare, whip
Associated concepts: assault, assault and battery, battery
See also: assault, attack, defeat, kill, lash, oscillate, outweigh, overcome, overwhelm, stress, strike, subdue, subjugate, surmount, surpass, territory, upset
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However, the celebrities had to beat a hasty retreat after journalists started asking pointed questions.
Defeated management beat a hasty retreat from the Gaelic Grounds after the Rebels lost by nine points in Limerick city but veteran defender Tom Kenny did speak afterwards and insisted that the decision to send off forward Pat Horgan was the wrong call.
Shocked by what he had seen, Mr Barker beat a hasty retreat and waited outside for the ambulance and police to arrive.
After a barrage of questions from one of them, Annie Kohli, Kejriwal beat a hasty retreat, only to come out later and rubbish her questions.
The mother is then seen carrying away the whimpering cub in her mouth as the three bears beat a hasty retreat from Havard's backyard.
US wildlife photographer Steve Kaslowski, 40, from Seattle, was forced to beat a hasty retreat when this female bear took a close interest during an expedition to Norway's remote Svalbard archipelago in August.
A POLITICIAN beat a hasty retreat from an election rally - after realising he was accidentally addressing a crowd of his main opponents.
For your own self-preservation you need to beat a hasty retreat and don't go back or look back.
But just before I beat a hasty retreat back home for a more conventional night in front of the TV, the lights went down and on came the Foals, the latest darlings of the in die music scene.

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