a regular route for a sentry or policeman; "in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"
beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night"
a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior
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"
make a sound like a clock or a timer; "the clocks were ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight"
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
hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe"
avoid paying; "beat the su
much trodden and worn smooth or bare; "did not stray from the beaten path"
stir vigorously; "beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream"
formed or made thin by hammering; "beaten gold"
shape by beating; "beat swords into ploughshares"
produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly; "beat the drum"
make by pounding or trampling; "beat a path through the forest"
move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement"
move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"
indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks; "Beat the rhythm"
sail with much tacking or with difficulty; "The boat beat in the strong wind"
move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping"
wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam"
move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "Th
people who are defeated; "the Romans had no pity for the defeated"
beaten or overcome; not victorious; "the defeated enemy"
disappointingly unsuccessful; "disappointed expectations and thwarted ambitions"; "their foiled attempt to capture Calais"; "many frustrated poets end as pipe-smoking teachers"; "his best efforts were thwarted"
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"
a gambler who loses a bet
a contestant who loses the contest
a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently