beating beating  /ˈbi tɪŋ/


  1. (n) the act of overcoming or outdoing
  2. (n) the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows


  1. One of the men who took part in the Reginald Denny beating.
  2. Two days later, on March 20, he was dead, the victim of a brutal beating in the center's infirmary.
  3. Rioters jumped onto the rig, pulled Denny from the cab of his truck and began to inflict a horrific beating, all recorded from above by a news chopper.


  1. 3 teens due in court in NCH beating case

    Several teenagers who are accused in the brutal beating of a North College Hill man last summer are expected to find out their punishment Monday.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: WCPO Cincinnati

  2. Second arrest in postal beating

    The Yuba City Police Department arrested a second suspect in last week's beating of a postal worker, authorities said Sunday. Joseph R. Navarro-Thompson, 18, described on the Sutter County Jail website as 6 feet 4 inches tall, and weighing 435 pounds, was arrested Saturday afternoon on...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Appeal-Democrat

  3. Louisiana Refunds Market-Beating Tobacco Bonds: Muni Deal

    Louisiana is refinancing $638 million in bonds backed by tobacco company payments as such debt is beating the broader $3.7 trillion muni market this year.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. "Often when we start beating people, we become overly confident and then we are sent home," Van Marwijk said. "We did lose the match whereas we should have won it because we played wonderfully well."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Bert van Marwijk Source: The Associated Press

  2. In a statement released yesterday, Mr Litvinenko wrote: "As I lie here, I can distinctly hear the beating wings of the angel of death. I may be able to give him the slip, but I have to say my legs do not run as fast as I would like."
    on Nov 24, 2006 By: Alexander Litvinenko Source: Independent

  3. "I know that Rafa deserves it obviously more than I do this year," Federer said. "But somebody had to do it, so I'm very happy that they chose me, of course. Gets your heart beating, that's for sure."
    on Jun 22, 2009 By: Roger Federer Source: New York Times

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