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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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People can take their time, choosing exactly what they want, having it built to their own specification and delivered in record beating time.
And he didn't let his supporters down, hardly coming off the bridle to gain a repeat victory under Ruby Walsh, beating Time For Rupert by three and a quarter lengths.
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.
But whereas Fischer had some success simultaneously hitting keys and beating time, Schiff overreached himself.