- 1to strike or hit repeatedly
- 2to defeat or overcome someone or something
- 3to move or make a rhythmic sound with a strong regular pulse
Using beat: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "beat" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
He beat the drum loudly.
The boxer beat his opponent in the first round.
I can't beat you at chess.
She beat the eggs until they were fluffy.
beat Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using beat
He hired a good lawyer and managed to beat the rap.
When he saw the angry dog, he beat a hasty retreat.
I've been beating my brains out trying to figure out this math problem.
Phrases with beat
Stop beating around the bush and tell me what you want.
He beat the odds and recovered from his illness.
Let's move on to another topic. We're just beating a dead horse here.
Origins of beat
from Old English 'beatan', meaning 'to strike, beat, pound'
Summary: beat in Brief
The verb 'beat' [biːt] means to strike or hit repeatedly, defeat or overcome someone or something, or move or make a rhythmic sound with a strong regular pulse. Examples include 'He beat the drum loudly,' 'The boxer beat his opponent in the first round,' and 'She beat the eggs until they were fluffy.' Phrases like 'beat around the bush' and idioms like 'beat the rap' add nuance to its usage.