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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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In 2012 theses included a dog beaten with a pole, leaving it with 30 fractures; a cat beaten against a tree and a lurcher stamped on, run over and stabbed with a potato peeler.
The Bahrain Center for Human Rights pointed out that "this is not the first time a family member dies due to the practices of security forces in Bahrain," pointing out that another woman had a similar case after "she watched her son having his head beaten against the air conditioner several times".
Dallas have been well beaten against other likely play-off contenders Seattle and Chicago, and although they could have beaten Baltimore, the Ravens defence appears to be in decline.
Even if we're getting beaten against Croatia, I can't see it changing too much.
Under hands and heels from Silvestre de Sousa, the daughter of Iffraaj was an easy two-length winner and while the favourite has been beaten against since, she ran well in a good Newbury maiden.
Everton were well beaten against Andre Villas-Boas' men at Stamford Bridge a couple of weeks ago, but this will be a different prospect altogether.
He was abused and beaten against the wall and thrown to the floor, which finally led him to admit the charges.