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Part of speech: Verb

To strike with repeated blows; thrash; knock; pound or break; fiatten or spread by blows; in hunting, to range over in order to rouse and drive out game; as, to beat a thicket for a hare; dash or strike against, as water or wind; tread, as a path; overcome or vanquish; excel; be too difficult for; flutter, as wings.

Part of speech: Verb

To strike repeatedly; throb; dash or fall with force or violence; to sound a signal or summons, as by a drum; to sail against the wind by tacking.

Part of speech: Noun

A stroke which is made again and again; a throb; a footfall; a round or course which is frequently gone over; as, the policeman's beat; the rise or fall of the hand or foot marking the divisions of time.

Part of speech: Past tense


Part of speech: Past participle

Beaten, Beat.

Part of speech: Participle


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