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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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Summary: London has won the right to host the 2017 World Championships after beating off competition from the Qatari capital of Doha.
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The 13-year-old last month booked his place at the Beijing Games and yesterday raised hopes of a rostrum appearance by beating off the challenge of Germany's Sascha Klein and Francesco Dell'Uomo of Italy in the 10metre platform.
The youngsters are up against two other schools in the final of the Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year contest after beating off competition from hundreds of other schools in the preliminary rounds.