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 ver
tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health;
(often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well');
in excellent physical condition;
without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor; "took the joke well"; "took the tragic news well"
appealing to the mind;
indicating high probability; in all likelihood; "I might well do it"; "a mistake that could easily have ended in disaster"; "you may well need your umbrella"; "he could equally well be trying to deceive us"
agreeable or pleasing;
(comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable; "it would be better to speak to him"; "the White House thought it best not to respond"
thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form; "The problem is well understood"; "she
win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"
thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal"
an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking"
the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"
reach the highest point of; "We scaled the Mont Blanc"