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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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NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks rose and the euro steadied against the dollar Thursday as investors tip-toed back into investments that had been beaten down recently by worries about the Greek debt crisis.
They are probably one of the teams that should have beaten Down.
In one world, you have people being beaten down, and in the other you have people seemingly exempt from the pain, living and acting as if there is no economic crisis.
If you're considered as "other" you could be subject to being killed, or beaten down, or left on a roof for three to four days, or left to rot in the Superdome.
Cassie's stepfather takes Ian on as a student and that's how the two young people meet; however, the attraction they immediately feel for one another has to be beaten down and ignored because of Ian's upcoming competition and because the stepfather absolutely forbids their romance as a distraction Ian can't afford.
Xue Qinghua, one of the genre's great dancers, still moves like a champ despite having been beaten down by both her own doubts and the heavy hands of post-Mao regimes.
After years of being beaten down by a chain of power that started with the largest automakers and retailers, a seismic shift in the supply-and-demand balance has allowed basic materials producers (steelmakers, mining companies and some paper makers among them) to dictate more favorable pricing and negotiating terms.
A spokesperson for the Detroit Fire Fighters Association described what happened next: "Enduring excruciating heat and total blindness, Firefighter Norgren painstakingly hand searched the room while being beaten down by the deadly conditions, and near the end of his air supply, found an adult male who was pinned under a dresser.
And then there are the animals themselves--the foursome from the Grimm tale, who, though beaten down, are able to talk and plan and to outwit men, and the camel, a fantastical creature to a northern child.
I WEAR THE BLACK FOR THE POOR AND THE BEATEN DOWN LIVING IN THE HOPELESS, HUNGRY SIDE OF TOWN .
One of the things that undoubtedly happen to those who get buffeted by the slings and arrows of daily life is that goals and the necessary tenacity get somewhat beaten down.