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beat at their own game
beat back
beat black and blue
beat down
beat generation
beat hollow
beat in
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beat it
Beat mold
Beat of a watch
Beat of drum
beat off
beat one's brains out
beat or knock the living daylights out of
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beat the drum for
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beat out definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game" [syn: beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish]
2: beat out a rhythm [syn: beat out, tap out, thump out]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb Date: 1606 1. to make or perform by or as if by beating 2. to mark or accompany by beating 3. to turn (a routine ground ball or a bunt) into a hit in baseball by fast running to first base

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If you beat out sounds on a drum or similar instrument, you make the sounds by hitting the instrument. Drums and cymbals beat out a solemn rhythm. = tap out PHRASAL VERB: V P n (not pron) 2. If you beat out a fire, you cause it to go out by hitting it, usually with an object such as a blanket. His brother beat out the flames with a blanket... She managed to beat the fire out. PHRASAL VERB: V P n (not pron), V n P 3. If you beat out someone in a competition, you defeat them. (mainly AM) Indianapolis beat out nearly 100 other cities as the site for a huge United Airlines maintenance center... If we are certain a rival will beat us out, we are wide open to jealousy. PHRASAL VERB: V P n (not pron), V n P

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

1. Flatten (by hammering), attenuate. 2. Expand, amplify, attenuate, render diffuse. 3. Exhaust, overcome (with fatigue).


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