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Beat

Beat appears in the following tongue twister:

  • What to do to die today at a minute or two to two. A terribly difficult thing to say and a harder thing to do. A dragon will come and beat his drum Ra-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-too at a minute or two to two today. At a minute or two to two.

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun beat:

cadenceheartbeatmeterbeatpulserhythmmetreroundmeasure

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb beat:

drumquiverpoundshellflappuzzlethumptickscramblecrushexhaustposestickbeatget

Beat is sometimes a misspelling of beaten, beet, belt, best or bet.

The word beat is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun beat

What does beat mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • beat: beats
  • Beat: Beats

  1. 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
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonym of beat: round
    • more generic words: itinerary / path / route = an established line of travel or access
  2. the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    • example: he could feel the beat of her heart
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonyms of beat: heartbeat / pulsation / pulse
    • more generic terms: periodic event / recurrent event = an event that recurs at intervals
    • more specific words:
      • diastole = the widening of the chambers of the heart between two contractions when the chambers fill with blood
      • systole = the contraction of the chambers of the heart (especially the ventricles) to drive blood into the aorta and pulmonary artery
      • throbbing / pounding / throb = an instance of rapid strong pulsation
  3. the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
  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
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of beat: beatnik
    • more generic words: nonconformist / recusant = someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
    • member of: beat generation / beatniks / beats = a United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism
  6. the sound of stroke or blow
    • example: he heard the beat of a drum
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic word: sound = the sudden occurrence of an audible event
  7. (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
  8. a regular rate of repetition
    • example: the cox raised the beat
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic words: pace / rate = the relative speed of progress or change
  9. a stroke or blow
    • example: the signal was two beats on the steam pipe
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: stroke = a single complete movement
  10. the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: sailing = riding in a sailboat

Alternative definition of the noun beat

noun

  1. A pulsation or throb.
  2. 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. A rhythm.
  4. The interference between two tones of almost equal frequency
  5. A short pause in a play, screenplay, or teleplay, for dramatic or comedic effect.
  6. [law enforcement] The route of a patrol by a guard or officer as in walk the beat.
  7. In newspapering, the primary focus of a reporter's stories (such as police/courts, education, city government, business etc.).
  8. The instrumental portion of a piece of hip-hop music.
  9. A beatnik.

Specialised definition of the noun beat

Glossary of sports

musical measurement and reference system which regulates the intonation steps as well as temporal order o notes and has a fundamental impact on rhythm. The beat is a fundamental movement characteristic in artistic sport disciplines which are presented and accompanied by music (especially in dancing); it is one of the assessment criteria. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / American football

when a player gets past an opponent trying to block or tackle him

Glossary of sports / equestrian

the regular movement rhythm of the horse's gait; in the walk a beat of four, in the trot a beat of two, and in the gallop a beat of three. Deviations from the correct foot sequences are regarded as beat faults and have a negative effect on the assessment of the performance. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / fencing

sharp contact with the opponent's blade to initiate or threaten attack

Definition of the adjective beat

What does beat mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. very tired
    • example: so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere
    • adjective position: predicative adjective (it occurs after a verb that follows the noun)
    • usage: colloquialism
    • synonyms of beat: all in / bushed / dead
    • similar: tired

Alternative definition of the adjective beat

adjective

  1. [gay slang] fabulous
  2. See exhausted.

Definition of the verb beat

What does beat mean as a doing word?

Beat is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections:

 simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
 beatbeatenbeatingbeats
 beatbeatbeatingbeats

  1. come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
  2. give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression
    • examples: Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night | The teacher used to beat the students | They want to beat the prisoners
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Patient]Paul hit at the window | Paula swatted at the fly
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Patient] with [Instrument]Paul hit at the window with an open hand | Paula swatted at the fly with a dishcloth
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Instrument]Paul hit her elbow
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Instrument] against / on [Patient]Paul hit her elbow on the doorknob
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient]Paula hit the ball | Paula spanked the child | Paula swatted the fly
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]Paul kicked the door open | Paula bit the bag open | They spanked him dead
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] with [Instrument]Paul hit the door open with his foot | Paula swatted the fly dead with a dishcloth
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]Paul hit the window to pieces
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument]Paul hit the window to pieces with a hammer
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument]Paula hit the ball with a stick | Paula spanked the child with her right hand | Paula swatted the fly with a dishcloth
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherPaula hit the sticks together
      [Instrument - body part or reflexive] [Verb] [Patient]The stick hit the fence
      [Instrument - body part or reflexive] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]The stick hit the door open
      [Instrument - body part or reflexive] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]The hammer hit the window to pieces

      Verbs of Contact by Impact (with the same syntax): batter, bump, butt, drum, hammer, hit, jab, kick, knock, lash, pound, rap, slap, smack, smash, strike, tap.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of beat: beat up / work over
    • more specific terms:
    • entailment: hit = deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
  3. hit repeatedly
    • examples: beat on the door | beat the table with his shoe
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: strike = deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
    • more specific terms:
  4. move rhythmically
    • example: Her heart was beating fast
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of beat: pound / thump
    • more generic word: move = move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
    • more specific words:
      • pulsate / pulse / throb = expand and contract rhythmically
      • palpitate / flutter = beat rapidly
      • thrash = beat so fast that (the heart's) output starts dropping until (it) does not manage to pump out blood at all
      • flap = move noisily
  5. shape by beating
    • examples: beat swords into ploughshares | The chef wants to beat the eggs
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Patient]Paul hit at the window | Paula swatted at the flyVerbs of Contact by Impact: batter, bump, butt, drum, hammer, hit, jab, kick, knock, lash, pound, rap, slap, smack, smash, strike, tap
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Patient] with [Instrument]Paul hit at the window with an open hand | Paula swatted at the fly with a dishcloth
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Instrument]Paul hit her elbow
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Instrument] against / on [Patient]Paul hit her elbow on the doorknob
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient]Paula hit the ball | Paula spanked the child | Paula swatted the fly
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]Paul kicked the door open | Paula bit the bag open | They spanked him dead
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] with [Instrument]Paul hit the door open with his foot | Paula swatted the fly dead with a dishcloth
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]Paul hit the window to pieces
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument]Paul hit the window to pieces with a hammer
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument]Paula hit the ball with a stick | Paula spanked the child with her right hand | Paula swatted the fly with a dishcloth
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherPaula hit the sticks together
      [Instrument - body part or reflexive] [Verb] [Patient]The stick hit the fence
      [Instrument - body part or reflexive] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]The stick hit the door open
      [Instrument - body part or reflexive] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]The hammer hit the window to pieces
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Material]I kneaded the doughVerbs of Creation and Transformation: bend, coil, collect, compress, contort, curve, distort, fold, freeze, knead, melt, shake, squash, squeeze, squish, twirl, twist, wad, whip, wind, work
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Material] into [Product]I kneaded the dough into a loaf
      [Material] [Verb] into [Product]The dough twirled into a pretzel
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic words: forge / form / mold / mould / shape / work = make something, usually for a specific function
    • more specific words: hammer / forge = create by hammering
  6. make a rhythmic sound
  7. glare or strike with great intensity
    • example: The sun was beating down on us
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • more generic word: glare = shine intensely
  8. move with a thrashing motion
    • example: The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of beat: flap
    • more generic words: displace / move = cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
    • more specific words:
      • flutter = flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements
      • bate = flap the wings wildly or frantically
      • clap = cause to strike the air in flight
  9. sail with much tacking or with difficulty
    • example: The boat beat in the strong wind
    • domain: navigation / pilotage / piloting
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: sail = travel on water propelled by wind
  10. stir vigorously
    • examples: beat the egg whites | beat the cream
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Patient]Paul hit at the window | Paula swatted at the flyVerbs of Contact by Impact: batter, bump, butt, drum, hammer, hit, jab, kick, knock, lash, pound, rap, slap, smack, smash, strike, tap
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Patient] with [Instrument]Paul hit at the window with an open hand | Paula swatted at the fly with a dishcloth
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Instrument]Paul hit her elbow
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Instrument] against / on [Patient]Paul hit her elbow on the doorknob
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient]Paula hit the ball | Paula spanked the child | Paula swatted the fly
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]Paul kicked the door open | Paula bit the bag open | They spanked him dead
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] with [Instrument]Paul hit the door open with his foot | Paula swatted the fly dead with a dishcloth
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]Paul hit the window to pieces
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument]Paul hit the window to pieces with a hammer
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument]Paula hit the ball with a stick | Paula spanked the child with her right hand | Paula swatted the fly with a dishcloth
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherPaula hit the sticks together
      [Instrument - body part or reflexive] [Verb] [Patient]The stick hit the fence
      [Instrument - body part or reflexive] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]The stick hit the door open
      [Instrument - body part or reflexive] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]The hammer hit the window to pieces
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient]Herman whipped creamVerbs of Combining and Attaching: fuse, scramble, stir, swirl, whip, whisk
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherHerman whipped sugar and the cream together
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient 1] with / into / to [Patient 2]Herman mixed the eggs with the cream | Herman whipped sugar with the cream
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs whisk easily | Most labels tape easily
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb] togetherSugar and cream whip together easily
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] with / into / to [Patient 2]Sugar whips into cream easily
    • domain: cookery / cooking / preparation
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of beat: scramble
    • more generic terms: agitate / commove / disturb / raise up / shake up / stir up / vex = change the arrangement or position of
    • more specific words:
      • whisk / whip = whip with or as if with a wire whisk
      • cream = make creamy by beating
  11. strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music
    • examples: beat one's breast | beat one's foot rhythmically
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient]Jennifer craned her neckVerbs Involving the Body: arch, bare, bat, blow, clench, click, close, cock, crane, crook, cross, drum, flap, flash, flex, flick, flutter, fold, gnash, grind, hang, hunch, kick, knit, open, pucker, purse, raise, roll, rub, shake, show, shuffle, smack, snap, stamp, stretch, toss, turn, twiddle, twitch, wag, waggle, wiggle, wring, wrinkle
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] at [Cause]Jennifer rolled her eyes at his behavior
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] at / to / towards / for [Recipient]Jennifer wagged her finger at the naughty child
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Patient]Paul hit at the window | Paula swatted at the flyVerbs of Contact by Impact: batter, bump, butt, drum, hammer, hit, jab, kick, knock, lash, pound, rap, slap, smack, smash, strike, tap
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Patient] with [Instrument]Paul hit at the window with an open hand | Paula swatted at the fly with a dishcloth
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Instrument]Paul hit her elbow
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Instrument] against / on [Patient]Paul hit her elbow on the doorknob
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient]Paula hit the ball | Paula spanked the child | Paula swatted the fly
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]Paul kicked the door open | Paula bit the bag open | They spanked him dead
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] with [Instrument]Paul hit the door open with his foot | Paula swatted the fly dead with a dishcloth
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]Paul hit the window to pieces
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument]Paul hit the window to pieces with a hammer
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument]Paula hit the ball with a stick | Paula spanked the child with her right hand | Paula swatted the fly with a dishcloth
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherPaula hit the sticks together
      [Instrument - body part or reflexive] [Verb] [Patient]The stick hit the fence
      [Instrument - body part or reflexive] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]The stick hit the door open
      [Instrument - body part or reflexive] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]The hammer hit the window to pieces
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: strike = deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
  12. be superior
    • examples: Reading beats watching television | This sure beats work!
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
  13. avoid paying
    • example: beat the subway fare
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of beat: bunk
    • more generic terms: cheat / chisel / rip off = deprive somebody of something by deceit
  14. make a sound like a clock or a timer
    • example: the grandfather clock beat midnight
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 6
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonyms of beat: tick / ticktack / ticktock
    • more generic words: go / sound = make a certain noise or sound
  15. move with a flapping motion
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of beat: flap
    • more generic word: move = move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
    • more specific words:
  16. indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks
    • example: Beat the rhythm
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more specific terms: thump out / beat out / tap out = beat out a rhythm
  17. move with or as if with a regular alternating motion
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of beat: pulsate / quiver
    • more generic word: move = move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  18. make by pounding or trampling
    • example: beat a path through the forest
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic words: create / make = make or cause to be or to become
    • entailment: trample / tread = tread or stomp heavily or roughly
  19. produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly
    • example: beat the drum
    • domain: music
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic word: play = perform music on
  20. strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 2
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
  21. beat through cleverness and wit
  22. be a mystery or bewildering to
  23. wear out completely

Alternative definition of the verb beat

verb

  1. [transitive] To hit; to knock; to pound; to strike.
  2. [transitive] To strike or pound repeatedly, usually in some sort of rhythm.
  3. [transitive] To win against; to defeat or overcome; to do better than, outdo, or excel (someone) in a particular, competitive event.
  4. [intransitive, nautical] To sail to windward using a series of alternate tacks across the wind.
  5. To mix food in a rapid fashion. Compare whip.
  6. [rfd-redundant] (impersonal): It beats X Y = X cannot understand Y, where Y is an indirect question.
  7. [transitive, UK, In haggling for a price] of a buyer, to persuade the seller to reduce a price
  8. [transitive] To indicate by beating or drumming.

Specialised definition of the verb beat

Glossary of sports

to win a game against another player or team (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / soccer

to get the ball through or around an opponent by dribbling or shooting

Person

Who is Beat?

Beat a.k.a. Nickey Alexander was an American hard rock drummer and original member of American sleaze metal band L.A. Guns.

Group

Beat were a Finnish band who represented their country in Eurovision Song Contest 1990. The group performed the song Fri? in Swedish and finished 21st out of 22 countries, scoring 8 points. The group was composed of members Janne Engblom, Kim Engblom, Tina Krausen and Tina Petersson.

Business

Beat is a citrus-flavored soda by The Coca-Cola Company released in Mexico in 2002. It was a Mexican version of citrus sodas like Mello Yello or Surge and a response to the release in Mexico of Mountain Dew by PepsiCo. Beat was discontinued in 2005. In 2009, it was re-launched in South Africa.

Characters

  1. Beat is a fictional character from the 2010 film Once Fallen.
  2. Beat a.k.a. Otoboke Beat is a TV character from the 1983 TV program Sasuraiger.

There are other characters with in their name, like Beat Cop, Beat Girl, Beat Poet, Cop on the Beat.

Music

  1. "Beat" is the ninth studio album by the British rock band King Crimson, released in 1982. The halftone quaver image on the cover was designed by artist Rob O'Connor.
  2. "Beat" is the fourth single from Japanese pop singer Kaela Kimura. It was released as the second single from her album, Circle, on October 5, 2005. It peaked at #7 on the Oricon charts.
  3. "Beat" is a musical album of TV-2.
    • released in (33 years ago)
  4. "Beat" is a musical album of Bowery Electric.
    • released on (19 years ago)
  5. "Beat" is a musical album of Ernest Troost.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  6. "BEAT" is a musical single of Kaela Kimura.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  7. "Beat" is a musical album of Tingvall Trio.
    • released on
  8. "Beat" is a musical album of Esa Pakarinen.
    • released in (28 years ago)
  9. "BEAT" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  10. "Beat" is a musical album of Chris Knox.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  11. "beat" is a composition.
    • music and lyrics by Aiko
  12. "Beat" is a song by Sebadoh.

Films

  1. "Beat" is a 2000 American drama film written and directed by Gary Walkow, concerning the period of writer William S. Burroughs's life that he spent with his wife, the late Joan Vollmer, leading up to her accidental murder in 1951.
  2. "Beat" is 1997 South Korean gangster film directed by Kim Sung-su and written by Sam Shin about a high school dropout who is forced into gang life. Jung Woo-sung played the lead Min and Ko So-young his love interest Romy. The plot is based on a bestselling graphic novel by Huh Young-man.
  3. "Beat" is a 2013 short drama film written and directed by Aneil Karia.
  4. "Beat" is a Japanese movie released in its country of origin in 1998. Directed by Amon Miyamoto, the film's narrative is set in Okinawa in the 1960s, during the military occupation by the American government. The plot was inspired by Naminoue no Maria, a novel by the Okinawan writer Eiki Matayoshi.

Miscellanea

  1. Beat: In police terminology, a beat is the territory and time that a police officer patrols. Beat policing is based on traditional policing and utilises the close relationship with the community members within the assigned Beat to strengthen police effectiveness and encourage cooperative efforts to make a safer community. Beat police typically patrol on foot or bicycle which provides more interaction between police and community members.
  2. Beat a.k.a. The Eating Disorders Association, known as Beat or B-eat since February 2007, is the UK's leading charity supporting those affected by eating disorders and campaigning on their behalf. It is dedicated to helping people with anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating disorder and other eating disorders, and providing information to the public about these conditions.
  3. Beat: A beat is the timing and movement of a film or play. In the context of a screenplay, it usually represents a pause in dialogue. In the context of the timing of a film, a beat refers to an event, decision, or discovery that alters the way the protagonist pursues his or her goal.
  4. Beat is a 2003 Turner Prize Award nominated work by Anya Gallaccio.
  5. Beat is a German male given name derived from the Latin beatusmaximus used as a name in Christianity. The Spanish/Italian version is Beatoma.

Phrases with Beat

Phrases starting with the word Beat:

  1. beat in
  2. Beat It
  3. beat up
  4. beat-up
  5. Beat Cop
  6. Beat Off
  7. beat out
  8. beat back
  9. beat down
  10. Beat Feet
  11. beat about
  12. Beat Level
  13. Beat Parry

Phrases ending with the word Beat:

  1. to beat
  2. Bad beat
  3. Big beat
  4. Back beat
  5. Burn-Beat
  6. Blast beat

Other phrase containing the word Beat:

  1. to beat up

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Google previewEtude (1885)

The Music Magazine by Theodore Presser

The word beat means to throb, to move as a pulse. In music it refers to the unit of time or the pulsations in each measure, according to the rhythm. In § measure there are, two beats; in 4 measure there are four beats in every measure. 43.

Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2006)

More Than 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske, Joseph Epstein

beat (them) hands down outdo; overcome; overpower; overwhelm; prevail; quell; rout; succeed; triumph; trounce; vanquish; win. 4. attempt; drudge; endeavor; essay; exert; grind; grub; labor; moil; slave; strain; strive; struggle; sweat; toil; travail; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the New York School Poets (2015)

Although the Beat writers emerged at the same time as the first generationNew York School poets, thetwo groupsare oftenplaced at opposite poles aesthetically and sometimes identified with opposite coasts geographically. San Francisco ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Popular Music (2011)

by Colin Larkin

Beat 1996) , Play To Win (Island 2004) ALBUMS: Find ...

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love love is written into every waking moment
into heart beat heart beat love beat love beat
silences two souls folded into a universe of one

(Terence George Craddock)
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Scrabble value of B3E1A1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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