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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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Another gust of wind went rushing by, and with it fell a few heavy drops of rain, which presently came rattling down in showers, beating against the casements like a hundred little hands.
Clouds overlaid the sky as with a shroud of mist, and everything looked sad, rainy, and threatening under a fine drizzle which was beating against the window-panes, and streaking their dull, dark surfaces with runlets of cold, dirty moisture.
He wrung out his wet clothes, slipped on his patent-leather shoes, opened the blue- and-white umbrella, and with mincing gait and a heart beating against his tonsils appeared as 'agent for His Royal Highness, the Rajah of Rampur, gentlemen.
Pickford was also found not guilty of a separate charge of assault by beating against PC Pett's fatherin-law following a direction by the judge.
I know the 21s got a bit of a beating against Wexford but they're our future - that's what we have in the county.
If he can build on that effort then he must take all the beating against the likes of Running Brook and Awman.
Walsh capped an instrumental performance by scoring the final try as Saints romped to a 38-8 win, a vast contrast to their opening-day beating against Huddersfield 12 months earlier.
During these actions you can hear low and high-intensity alarm signals and repeated beating against the door with demands to come into the cockpit," he was quoted as saying by state news agency AIM.
By the end of the afternoon, rain is beating against the shop window.
In another context, Cabinet condemned the continuing violations of the army and settlers against Palestinian civilians and their properties, in addition to the latest decision of the Israeli government which supports more than 90 settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and the attacks and beating against Palestinian children at a military checkpoint in the south of Hebron and Bethlehem, as well as the smashing of more than 15 vehicles by settlers in the south of Nablus and the attacks on farmers and shepherds which caused the death of many of their cattle in the south of Nablus.
The dollar took a heavy beating against the yen Thursday in New York, momentarily tumbling more than 3 yen to hit a two-month low of just below 96 yen, on concern about a possible deterioration in the U.
Contostavlos was indicted on two charges of common assault against Grace Cochran and Serena Burton and one of assault by beating against David Jenkins, all of which he denied.