make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night"
beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
make a sound like a clock or a timer; "the clocks were ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight"
give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression; "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher used to beat the students"
the sound of stroke or blow; "he heard the beat of a drum"
avoid paying; "beat the subway fare"
hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe"
the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
be superior; "Reading beats watching television"; "This sure beats work!"
strike (water or
(followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive; "passersby were dead to our plea for help"; "numb to the cries for mercy"
devoid of activity; "this is a dead town; nothing ever happens here"
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"
physically inactive; "Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range"
no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; "the nerve is dead"; "a dead pallor"; "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin"
not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat; "Mars is a dead planet"; "dead soil"; "dead coals"; "the fire is dead"
people who are no longer living; "they buried the dead"
drained of electric charge; discharged; "a dead bat
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?"
physically and mentally fatigued; "`aweary' is archaic"
exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike"
lose interest or become bored with something or somebody; "I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food"
the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
lightness or fairness of complexion; "only the whiteness of her cheeks gave any indication of the stress from which she was suffering"
the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil