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Definizione monolingua beat


beat


Verb

beat (third-person singular simple present beats, present participle beating, simple past beat, past participle beaten)


  1. (transitive) To hit; to knock; to pound; to strike.
    As soon as she heard the news, she went into a rage and beat the wall with her fists until her knuckles bled.
  2. (transitive) To strike or pound repeatedly, usually in some sort of rhythm.
    He danced hypnotically while she beat the atabaque.
  3. (transitive) To win against; to defeat or overcome; to do better than, outdo, or excel (someone) in a particular, competitive event.
    Jan had little trouble beating John in tennis. He lost five games in a row.
    No matter how quickly Joe finished his test, Roger always beat him.
    I just cant seem to beat the last level of this video game.
  4. (intransitive, nautical) To sail to windward using a series of alternate tacks across the wind.
  5. To mix food in a rapid fashion. Compare whip.
    Beat the eggs and whip the cream.
  6. (transitive, UK, In haggling for a price) of a buyer, to persuade the seller to reduce a price
    He wanted $50 for it, but I managed to beat him down to $35.
  7. (nonstandard) Past participle of beat
    • 1825?, ""Hannah Limbrick, Executed for Murder"", in The Newgate Calendar: comprising interesting memoirs of the most notorious characters, page 231:
      Thomas Limbrick, who was only nine years of age, said he lived with his mother when Deborah was beat: that his mother throwed her down all along with her hands; and then against a wall [...]
  8. (transitive) To indicate by beating or drumming.
    to beat a retreat; to beat to quarters
Noun

beat (plural beats)


  1. A pulsation or throb.
  2. A pulse on the beat level, the metric level at which pulses are heard as the basic unit. Thus a beat is the basic time unit of a piece.
  3. A rhythm.
  4. The interference between two tones of almost equal frequency
  5. A short pause in a play, screenplay, or teleplay, for dramatic or comedic effect.
  6. (law enforcement) The route of a patrol by a guard or officer as in walk the beat.
  7. In newspapering, the primary focus of a reporters stories (such as police/courts, education, city government, business etc.).
  8. The instrumental portion of a piece of hip-hop music.
Adjective

beat (comparative more beat, superlative most beat)


  1. (gay slang) fabulous
    Her makeup was beat!
  2. exhausted
    After the long day, she was feeling completely beat.
  3. (US slang) dilapidated, beat up
    Dude, you drive a beat car like that and you ain’t gonna get no honeys.


Definizione italiano>inglese beat

battere
  to win against
  to hit, to knock, to pound, to strike
  To end in success a struggle or contest.
sconfiggere
  To end in success a struggle or contest.
picchiare
colpire
  to hit, to knock, to pound, to strike
battimenti
polso
pulsare
vincere
  Superare per qualità, capacità, virtù e sim.
aggredire
agitare
ammazzare
armeggiare
attaccare
bacchettare
bastonare
battimento
battito
battuta
brandire
bussare
calmare
castigare
colpo
confondere
conquistare
debilitare
demolire
distruggere
duellare
fervere
frullare
lasciare perplesso
martellare
palpitare
palpito
percorrere
percuotere
pestare
picchiarsi
placare
rimescolare
ritmo
sbaragliare
sbatacchiare
sbattere
sbattersene
scalcagnare
stravincere
suono
superare
tempo
ticchettio
tremare
trionfare
uccidere

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