1. very tired
- so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere
Sentences with beat as an adjective:
- After the long day, she was feeling completely beat.
- Dude, you drive a beat car like that and you ain’t gonna get no honeys.
1. a regular route for a sentry or policeman
- in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name
Similar word(s): round
2. the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
- he could feel the beat of her heart
Definition categories: event
3. the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
- the conductor set the beat
Similar word(s): rhythm
Definition categories: communication
4. a single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies; has a frequency equal to the difference between the two oscillations
5. a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior
Similar word(s): beatnik
6. the sound of stroke or blow
- he heard the beat of a drum
7. (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
8. a regular rate of repetition
- the cox raised the beat
9. a stroke or blow
- the signal was two beats on the steam pipe
10. the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing
Sentences with beat as a noun:
- a beat of the heart; the beat of the pulse
- to walk the beat
- the beat of him
- a dead beat
1. come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
- Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship
- We beat the competition
2. give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression
- Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night
- The teacher used to beat the students
Definition categories: contact
3. hit repeatedly
- beat on the door
- beat the table with his shoe
4. move rhythmically
- Her heart was beating fast
5. shape by beating
- beat swords into ploughshares
6. make a rhythmic sound
- The drums beat all night
7. glare or strike with great intensity
- The sun was beating down on us
8. move with a thrashing motion
- The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky
Similar word(s): flap
9. sail with much tacking or with difficulty
- The boat beat in the strong wind
10. stir vigorously
- beat the egg whites
- beat the cream
Similar word(s): scramble
11. strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music
- beat one's breast
- beat one's foot rhythmically
12. be superior
- Reading beats watching television
- This sure beats work!
13. avoid paying
- beat the subway fare
Similar word(s): bunk
14. make a sound like a clock or a timer
- the grandfather clock beat midnight
15. move with a flapping motion
Similar word(s): flap
16. indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks
- Beat the rhythm
Definition categories: motion
17. move with or as if with a regular alternating motion
18. make by pounding or trampling
- beat a path through the forest
19. produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly
- beat the drum
20. strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
21. beat through cleverness and wit
- I beat the traffic
22. be a mystery or bewildering to
- This beats me!
23. wear out completely
- I'm beat
Sentences with beat as a verb:
- As soon as she heard that Wiktionary was shutting down, she went into a rage and beat the wall with her fists until her knuckles bled.
- He danced hypnotically while she beat the atabaque.
- Jan had little trouble beating John in tennis. He lost five games in a row.
- No matter how quickly Joe finished his test, Roger always beat him.
- I just can't seem to beat the last level of this video game.
- Beat the eggs and whip the cream.
- He wanted $50 for it, but I managed to beat him down to $35.
- to beat a retreat; to beat to quarters
- The drums beat.
- The drummers beat to call soldiers to their quarters.