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béarnaise sauce a sauce made of butter, egg yolks, shallots, vinegar, and herbs, served over meat or fish.
bearskin the pelt or hide of a bear. [2 definitions]
bear up to face hardship without despairing; withstand difficulty or stress; be brave; endure.
bear with to continue with despite aggravations; be patient with; be tolerant of.
beast any four-footed mammal, esp. as distinguished from humans or from birds and invertebrates. [3 definitions]
beastly of or like a beast in appearance or manner. [2 definitions]
beast of burden an animal such as a donkey or ox used esp. for heavy work or carrying loads.
beat to hit (someone or something) repeatedly. [15 definitions]
beatable able to be defeated.
beat about the bush to intentionally avoid the central matter or point.
beat around the bush to intentionally avoid the central matter or point.
beaten used by many people; much traveled. [4 definitions]
beater an implement used for beating (sometimes used in combination). [4 definitions]
Beat Generation (sometimes l.c.) used to characterize some members of the generation that reached maturity in the late 1950s, esp. in the United States, who were alienated from conventional society and who promoted experimentation in artistic and literary forms.
beatific characterized by or exhibiting great contentment, peace, or joy; blissful. [2 definitions]
beatification in the Roman Catholic Church, the process of determining whether a deceased person should be declared to be in heaven and therefore deserving of special honor, or the final decision and declaration that this is so. [2 definitions]
beatify to make profoundly happy or blissful. [3 definitions]
beating the act of someone or something that beats. [3 definitions]
beat it (informal) to leave a place quickly and abruptly.
beatitude absolute or supreme happiness or blessedness. [2 definitions]
beatless without beat or beats.