produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly; "beat the drum"
make by pounding or trampling; "beat a path through the forest"
the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing
very tired; "was all in at the end of the day"; "so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere"; "bushed after all that exercise"; "I'm dead after that long trip"
move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement"
a stroke or blow; "the signal was two beats on the steam pipe"
move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"
a regular rate of repetition; "the cox raised the beat"
indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks; "Beat the rhythm"
the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; "the piece has a fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat"
(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"
create or design, often in a certain way; "Do my room in blue"; "I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest"
give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally;
cooked until ready to serve
carry out or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance"
having finished or arrived at completion; "certain to make history before he's done"; "it's a done deed"; "after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up"; "almost through with his studies"
travel or traverse (a distance); "This car does 1
progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"
be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired; "This piece won't fit into the puzzle"
give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number; "I plumped for the losing candidates"
stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"
dead; "he is deceased"; "our dear departed friend"
have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?"
lead, extend, or afford access; "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South"
destroyed or killed; "we are gone geese"
to be spent or finished; "The money had gone
depleted of energy, force, or strength; "impossible to grow tobacco on the exhausted soil"; "the exhausted food sources"; "exhausted oil wells"
drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted; "the day's shopping left her exhausted"; "he went to bed dog-tired"; "was fagged and sweaty"; "the trembling of his played out limbs"; "felt completely washed-out"; "only worn-out horses and cattle"; "you look worn out"
pay out; "spend money"
spend completely; "I spend my pocket money in two days"
pass time in a specific way; "how are you spending your summer vacation?"