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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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The rain had ceased, and the hot sun was beating down so mercilessly upon her that Jane Porter insisted on making an immediate attempt to gain the land.
Anon they turn into narrower and steeper staircases, and the night-air begins to blow upon them, and the chirp of some startled jackdaw or frightened rook precedes the heavy beating of wings in a confined space, and the beating down of dust and straws upon their heads.
All day long the rivers of hot blood poured forth, until, with the sun beating down, and the air motionless, the stench was enough to knock a man over; all the old smells of a generation would be drawn out by this heat--for there was never any washing of the walls and rafters and pillars, and they were caked with the filth of a lifetime.
Our entry consisted of a stop-motion animation, in which the children acted out a weather scene - the sun beating down and then the rain falling to provide essential nourishment that enable the wonderful world we live in to flourish," said Michala Blackwell, the school's Eco "Our entry consisted of a stop-motion animation, in which the children acted out a weather scene - the sun beating down and then the rain falling to provide essential nourishment that enable the wonderful world we live in to flourish," said Michala Blackwell, the school's Eco Council leader.
The blood bay mare, deep red black with yellow, her mane in waves after we braided it, white blaze frosting her nose, and I took too long to comb her, patting her up under her belly the way a fourteen year old boy would do, and you snatched the brush away before I could get to cool her down with water, snatched her from my hands to your hands, from the soft wonder to a rough smack of a backhand as a threat, a backhand that beat a stallion until the white of its eyes came untied from the bone back of an eyeball's soft gel, and fear hit me the way tears light up like flames afraid to let themselves go when a child is made to know what animals must know, the beating down, blood and meat where spirit and song should be.
Kildare were one of the teams who benefited from the qualifiers, going to within inches of beating Down and reaching the final.
Now, customers are beating down the doors to get to the discounted booze.
Sullivan said: 'Not every player in the world is beating down the doors of St Andrews to come to Birmingham City but we had virtually done a deal with Lee and we had done a deal with Newcastle over his transfer.