What is beat?

  • (verb): Avoid paying.
    Example: "Beat the subway fare"
    Synonyms: bunk
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on beat:

Down Beat
... Down Beat is an American magazine devoted to "jazz, blues and beyond" to indicate its expansion beyond the jazz realm which it covered exclusively in previous years ... It is named after the "downbeat" in music also called "beat one" or the first beat of a musical measure ... Down Beat publishes results of annual surveys of both its readers and critics in a variety of categories ...
Beat - Other
... Beat (name), a German male given name Beat (soda), a drink manufactured by the Coca-Cola Company in Mexico Beating, in sailing upwind close-hauled with ...
... sometimes simply characterized as a Japanese form of song and dance with a strong irregular beat - emphasis is placed on the beat at the expense of ... it was of minor importance, and probably involved the performer simply stamping the beat ...
D-beat - Clothing and Visual Style - Drum Beat
... The name "D-beat" refers to a specific drumbeat, associated with The Varukers, Brian Roe (Brains), Discharge, Garry Malloney Tez Roberts, Discharge's first drummer, though ... Three versions of D-beat drum tabs First Play (like early Anti Cimex and Discharge) C

More definitions of "beat":

  • (verb): Stir vigorously.
    Example: "Beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream"
    Synonyms: scramble
  • (noun): 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.
  • (verb): Make a sound like a clock or a timer.
    Example: "The grandfather clock beat midnight"
    Synonyms: tick, ticktock, ticktack
  • (noun): A regular route for a sentry or policeman.
    Example: "In the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"
    Synonyms: round
  • (verb): Indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks.
    Example: "Beat the rhythm"
  • (verb): Make a rhythmic sound.
    Example: "The drums beat all night"
    Synonyms: drum, thrum
  • (noun): A stroke or blow.
    Example: "The signal was two beats on the steam pipe"
  • (verb): Come out better in a competition, race, or conflict.
    Example: "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"
    Synonyms: beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish
  • (verb): Move with a flapping motion.
    Synonyms: flap
  • (verb): Shape by beating.
    Example: "Beat swords into ploughshares"
  • (adj): Very tired.
    Example: "So beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere"
    Synonyms: all in, bushed, dead
  • (verb): Give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression.
    Example: "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher used to beat the students"
    Synonyms: beat up, work over
  • (verb): Move with or as if with a regular alternating motion.
    Synonyms: pulsate, quiver
  • (noun): The sound of stroke or blow.
    Example: "He heard the beat of a drum"
  • (verb): Strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music.
    Example: "Beat one's breast"; "beat one's foot rhythmically"
  • (noun): A member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior.
    Synonyms: beatnik
  • (noun): The rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart.
    Example: "He could feel the beat of her heart"
    Synonyms: pulse, pulsation, heartbeat
  • (verb): Glare or strike with great intensity.
    Example: "The sun was beating down on us"
  • (verb): Be superior.
    Example: "Reading beats watching television"; "This sure beats work!"
  • (verb): Make by pounding or trampling.
    Example: "Beat a path through the forest"
  • (verb): Hit repeatedly.
    Example: "Beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe"
  • (noun): A regular rate of repetition.
    Example: "The cox raised the beat"
  • (verb): Move rhythmically.
    Synonyms: pound, thump
  • (verb): Sail with much tacking or with difficulty.
    Example: "The boat beat in the strong wind"
  • (verb): Strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting.
  • (verb): Produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly.
    Example: "Beat the drum"
  • (verb): Move with a thrashing motion.
    Example: "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"
    Synonyms: flap
  • (noun): The act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing.
  • (noun): The basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music.
    Example: "The conductor set the beat"
    Synonyms: rhythm, musical rhythm

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    I started out very quiet and I beat Mr. Turgenev. Then I trained hard and I beat Mr. de Maupassant. I’ve fought two draws with Mr. Stendhal, and I think I had an edge in the last one. But nobody’s going to get me in any ring with Mr. Tolstoy unless I’m crazy or I keep getting better.
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