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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 Lady Realtors reached 2-2 in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix after beating down the HD Spikers, 32-30, 25-22, 25-21, and head coach George Pascua credited his team's unselfishness in the victory.
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.