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beat

beat

 
 
pronunciation:
bit
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: beat, beaten, beating, beats
definition 1: to hit again and again.
He beat the drum.Don't beat your child.
synonyms:
pound
similar words:
batter, hammer, lick
definition 2: to win against.
Leila beat her sister at tennis.
synonyms:
defeat
similar words:
crush, hammer, overcome
definition 3: to mix hard.
Beat the eggs.
synonyms:
blend
similar words:
mix, stir, whip
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the regular sound that a drum makes in music.
We danced to the beat of the music.
synonyms:
rhythm
similar words:
time
derivation: beatable (adj.)
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Are you looking for the word beet (a dark red vegetable)? Beat and beet sound alike but have different meanings.
Word Builder: beat +
  • beating:
    punishment in the form of physical violence.
  • beater:
    a device used to beat eggs, cream, or other liquid food.
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