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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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Neighbours tried desperately to rescue 34-year-old Caitriona Feely in her upstairs bedroom but they were beaten back by flames and smoke.
Neighbours who tried to rescue the 72-year-old man were beaten back by the heat and smoke inside the flat.
Isobel's mother and 37-year-old stepfather rescued their one-year-old daughter from the van but were beaten back by the flames as they tried to save the second little girl.
As he tried to enter, he was beaten back by thick smoke.
The man was beaten back by smoke and flames as the fire raged in the top-floor flat in Dumfries.
The intense blaze destroyed the kitchen and neighbours who tried to rescue him were beaten back by the intensity of the fire.
But they were beaten back by thick, black smoke and firefighters had to finish the rescue.
A neighbour saw the smoke and tried to get into the house but was beaten back by the smoke and raised the alarm.
The father tried to go inside the house and tackle the fire, but was beaten back by the heat and flames.
These guardians of the bureaucracy have beaten back every attempt at reshaping education in Los Angeles, even as the public's faith in the LAUSD has eroded.
So after having been beaten back several times during the month-long siege, those brave warriors finally took the French stronghold and earned their place in history.
Repeatedly beaten back by the smoke and flames, Mr Williams put his own life at risk by refusing to give up his search.