Definition of beat

Definition of beat
  1. beat Noun A pulsation or throb.
  2. beat Noun A pulse on the beat level, the metric level at which pulses are heard as the basic unit. Thus a beat is the basic time unit of a piece.
  3. beat Noun A rhythm.
  4. beat Noun The interference between two tones of almost equal frequency
  5. beat Noun A short pause in a play, screenplay, or teleplay, for dramatic or comedic effect.
  6. beat Noun The route of a patrol by a guard or officer as in "walk the beat".
  7. beat Noun In newspapering, the primary focus of a reporter's stories (such as police/courts, education, city government, business etc.).
  8. beat Noun The instrumental portion of a piece of hip-hop music.
  9. beat Verb To hit; to knock; to pound; to strike.
  10. beat Verb To strike or pound repeatedly, usually in some sort of rhythm.
  11. beat Verb To win against; to defeat or overcome; to do better than, outdo, or excel (someone) in a particular, competitive event.
  12. beat Verb To sail to windward using a series of alternate tacks across the wind.
  13. beat Verb To mix food in a rapid fashion. "Compare whip."
  14. beat Verb (impersonal): "It beats X Y" = "X cannot understand Y", where Y is an indirect question.
  15. beat Verb of a buyer, to persuade the seller to reduce a price
  16. beat Verb Past participle of beat
  17. beat Verb To indicate by beating or drumming.
  18. beat Adjective fabulous
  19. beat Adjective exhausted
  20. beat Noun A beatnik.
  21. beat Noun A pulsation or throb.
  22. beat Noun A pulse on the beat level, the metric level at which pulses are heard as the basic unit. Thus a beat is the basic time unit of a piece.
  23. beat Noun A rhythm.
  24. beat Noun The interference between two tones of almost equal frequency
  25. beat Noun A short pause in a play, screenplay, or teleplay, for dramatic or comedic effect.
  26. beat Noun The route of a patrol by a guard or officer as in "walk the beat".
  27. beat Noun In newspapering, the primary focus of a reporter's stories (such as police/courts, education, city government, business etc.).
  28. beat Noun The instrumental portion of a piece of hip-hop music.
  29. beat Verb To hit; to knock; to pound; to strike.
  30. beat Verb To strike or pound repeatedly, usually in some sort of rhythm.
  31. beat Verb To win against; to defeat or overcome; to do better than, outdo, or excel (someone) in a particular, competitive event.
  32. beat Verb To sail to windward using a series of alternate tacks across the wind.
  33. beat Verb To mix food in a rapid fashion. "Compare whip."
  34. beat Verb (impersonal): "It beats X Y" = "X cannot understand Y", where Y is an indirect question.
  35. beat Verb of a buyer, to persuade the seller to reduce a price
  36. beat Verb Past participle of beat
  37. beat Verb To indicate by beating or drumming.
  38. beat Adjective fabulous
  39. beat Adjective exhausted
  40. beat Noun A beatnik.
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