hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe"
avoid paying; "beat the subway fare"
the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; "the piece has a fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat"
strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
be superior; "Reading beats watching television"; "This sure beats work!"
(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music; "beat one's breast"; "beat one's foot rhythmically"
the sound of stroke or blow; "he heard the beat of a drum"
stir vigorously; "beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream"
the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
shape by beating; "beat swords into ploughshares"
a regular route for a sentry or policeman; "in the old da
a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game; "Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves"
to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
overcome by conquest; "conquer your fears"; "conquer a country"
take possession of by force, as after an invasion; "the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"; "The army seized the town"; "The militia captured the castle"
euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing"
military personnel lost by death or capture
the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue; "the company operated at a loss last year"; "the company operated in the red last year"
something that is lost; "the car was a total loss"; "loss of livestock left the rancher bankrupt"
gradual decline in amount or activity; "weight loss"; "a serious loss of business"
the act of losing someone or something; "everyone expected him to win so his loss was a shock"
the disadvantage that results from losing something; "his loss of credibility led to his resignation"; "losing him is no great deprivation"
the experience of losing a loved one; "he sympathized on the loss of their grandfather"
feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad'); "my throat feels bad"; "she felt bad all over"; "he was feeling tough after a restless night"
(of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition; "bad meat"; "a refrigerator full of spoilt food"
not working properly; "a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance"
reproduced fraudulently; "like a bad penny..."; "a forged twenty dollar bill"
having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"
(superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition; "the worst player on the team"; "the worst weather of the year"
characterized by wickedness or immorality; "led a very