beaten beaten  /ˈbi tən/


  1. (n) a regular route for a sentry or policeman
  2. (n) the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
  3. (n) the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
  4. (n) 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
  5. (n) a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior
  6. (n) the sound of stroke or blow
  7. (n) (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
  8. (n) a regular rate of repetition
  9. (n) a stroke or blow
  10. (n) the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing
  11. (v) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
  12. (v) give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression
  13. (v) hit repeatedly
  14. (v) move rhythmically
  15. (v) shape by beating
  16. (v) make a rhythmic sound
  17. (v) glare or strike with great intensity
  18. (v) move with a thrashing motion
  19. (v) sail with much tacking or with difficulty
  20. (v) stir vigorously
  21. (v) strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music
  22. (v) be superior
  23. (v) avoid paying
  24. (v) make a sound like a clock or a timer
  25. (v) move with a flapping motion
  26. (v) indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks
  27. (v) move with or as if with a regular alternating motion
  28. (v) make by pounding or trampling
  29. (v) produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly
  30. (v) strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
  31. (v) beat through cleverness and wit
  32. (v) be a mystery or bewildering to
  33. (v) wear out completely
  34. (adj) very tired
  35. (adj) formed or made thin by hammering
  36. (adj) much trodden and worn smooth or bare

Derived Word(s)


  1. A story about a little girl beaten black and blue.
  2. One CIA contractor, according to the CIA Inspector General, is alleged to have beaten an Afghan detainee to death with a large metal flashlight and his foot.
  3. In any case, many a general has bitterly rued the day he let a beaten enemy army get away to turn around and fight again.


  1. Lake Arrowhead woman seen being beaten before fatal crash had protective order

    SAN BERNARDINO -- The woman eyewitnesses say was being beaten by the driver of a pick-up truck inside the vehicle just before a fatal collision Friday was granted a restraining order against him by a San Bernardino Court in March, according to court records.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: San Bernardino Sun

  2. Sergio Garcia seems beaten down by his dustup with Tiger Woods -- and the game

    Once a player of great promise, Sergio Garcia seems beaten down by the game -- and he certainly didn't have fun at Merion when he faced questions about his dustup with Tiger Woods. He needs to find the joy he had as a 19-year-old, writes Gary Van Sickle.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Golf Magazine

  3. Man beaten with brick, hospitalized

    A 29-year-old man was found on Linden Avenue early Tuesday morning. His head was wrapped in a towel after he was reportedly beaten with a brick. Police responded to the 100 block of Linden at about 1:30 a.m. after a witness called in to report the assault. The man was found in a pool of blood just inside the front door. According to a Dayton police incident report, the man told police he had ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WHIO-TV 7 Dayton


  1. London's Tory Mayor Boris Johnson called for an end to "buck passing and name calling" telling the BBC: "It starts to become a matter of national concern if a great British company is being continually beaten up on the international...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Boris Johnson Source: The Hindu

  2. "They are the masters of the game," Germany Coach Joachim Loew said of the Spaniards. "You can see it in every pass. They can hardly be beaten."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Joachim Loew Source: Washington Post

  3. "On paper it looks like I should win," Williams said. "But Vera, she's beaten some good people. Her last two matches she's been down a set, so she's obviously a fighter. She never gives up. The biggest thing for me is to stay positive and not...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Serena Williams Source: Sand Mountain Reporter

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