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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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They are real dance songs not just pop songs with an extra beat. It's like a specialist album."
The pilot scheme which also includes extra action on tipping and abandoned cars by environmental wardens, extra beat sweeping, pruning schemes and litter picks by residents' groups.
Dactyl or anapest-that extra beat that quivers over
But more tests showed the splotch was fatty tissue and doctors concluded that his heart was fine, despite the occasional extra beat.
An impulse reentering the same pathway causes the heart to have an extra beat. An additional impulse from a defibrillation paddle or electrode presumably stops the runaway impulse by lengthening the refractory period of the heart's cells, in which they are immune to further stimulation.
The 6-foot Kampschroeder was brilliant with her distribution, at times waiting an extra beat for someone to get open and then threading the needle for a backdoor layup.
Watching Letter from Siberia again, I was reminded of Andre Bazin's description of the technique Marker innovated here: He called it "horizontal montage" and argued that the film's meaning emerges not from the sequencing of shots but from the relationship between narration and image, the transmission of information "from the ear to the eye." One effect of the relay Bazin describes--that slight lag between sensory organs--is something I always associate with (and appreciate about) Marker's style: a delay that gives slow readers like myself an extra beat to process the beginnings of a verbal idea before I take in the associated image.
He delightedly held their commanded silences an extra beat to demonstrate that nothing in his interpretations had been left to chance.
About 55 extra beat bobbies, dog handlers and mounted officers will be sent out to reclaim the streets from the teenage gangs and gun criminals who have brought terror to Liverpool 11.
Thousands of people will be targeted every night in the high profile campaign which will involve large numbers of extra beat bobbies and traffic patrols.
Plans to recruit 15 extra beat bobbies will also be frozen.
Rather than taking the credit for the many initiatives put in place by Labour, I think it is about time we see evidence of the Lib Dems meeting their manifesto promises made in 2004 to the people of Newcastle, such as extending the street wardens scheme across the city, putting more funding into the youth offending team, delivering on their promises to provide extra beat officers, etc, to list but a few.