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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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Density values of the foams of the different formulations significantly decreased as the beating time increased and, among the studied formulations, the increase of Super Liga Neutra[R] influenced the increase of density (p < 0.
Although one can get from the beginning to the end of a Beethoven symphony by merely beating time (as many conductors do), that is precisely why many performances these days are so maddeningly dull, routine, and beside the point.
The palpitating wall of unidisplay is an organism in symbiosis with its viewers, who find themselves beating time with the flow of images and sounds--a pace that is expanded, suspended, accelerated, compressed, yet remains fundamentally unchanging.
Each individual is invited to take a turn at standing in the centre, selecting a song, and beating time with the hand.
Tidal Bay was successful at the corresponding meeting last winter, beating Time For Rupert by five lengths in the Grade 2 Cleeve Hurdle.
His body was a veritable musical instrument--he danced his corrections and sang melodic syllables, beating time on the floor with his legendary stick.
The violin had gone quiet but feet kept beating time under the table where we couldn't see.
It was all very informal: no set dances, participants took it in turn to call out figures to the dancers, and the music was provided by anyone who could wrest a tune from a fiddle, sometimes with the help of someone beating time with straws on the strings.
Thoughts of the Holden Municipal Light Department never conjured up images of flashing computer games with beating time clocks, well-meaning heroes and mean-faced villains.
WHAT: The Great NSPCC Dragon Boat Race - cheer on 40ft dragon-headed boats carrying up to 16 paddlers keeping in sync to a drummer beating time.
Investing time, saving time, borrowing time, beating time, hoarding time, defying time, managing time, needing time, lacking time, squandering time, buying time, wasting time, gaining time, passing time, using time, taking time, killing time.