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  • n  a United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop)
  • n  a regular route for a sentry or policeman
  • n  the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
  • n  the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
  • 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
  • n  a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior
  • n  the sound of stroke or blow
  • n  (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
  • n  a regular rate of repetition
  • n  a stroke or blow
    the signal was two beats on the steam pipe
  • n  the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing
  • v  come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
  • v  give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression
  • v  hit repeatedly
  • v  move rhythmically
  • v  shape by beating
  • v  make a rhythmic sound
  • v  glare or strike with great intensity
  • v  move with a thrashing motion
  • v  sail with much tacking or with difficulty
  • v  stir vigorously
  • v  strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music
  • v  be superior
    Reading beats watching television
    This sure beats work!
  • v  avoid paying
  • v  make a sound like a clock or a timer
  • v  move with a flapping motion
  • v  indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks
  • v  move with or as if with a regular alternating motion
  • v  make by pounding or trampling
  • v  produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly
  • v  strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
  • v  beat through cleverness and wit
  • v  be a mystery or bewildering to
    This beats me!
  • v  wear out completely

  • In a land where roads are often busted, rutted or simply nonexistent, nothing beats a bike for getting medicine to the people and people to the hospital.
  • Asked which candidate is most likeable, Obama beats McCain 65% to 20%; as for which is the real candidate for change, he leads 61% to 17%.
  • A man beats his wife in any one of 47 states.
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    Beats By Dre has teamed up with house producer David Guetta for a series of headphones, dubbed Mixr.
    June 19, 2013 - Baller Status
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  • State Beats Oregon State at College World Series
    Mississippi State Beats Oregon State in a thrilling contest in Omaha
    June 16, 2013 - WTOK-TV Meridian

  • Wesley Sneijder in The Associated Press
    We won every qualifying game, every game here,Sneijder said. "We are not going to allow that Spain beats us now."
  • LeBron James in Washington Post
    It's hard for me to congratulate somebody after you just lose to them,James said. "I'm a winner. It's not being a poor sport or anything like that. If somebody beats you up, you're not going to congratulate them. That doesn't make sense to...
  • Johnny Depp in Vanity Fair
    • Depp says, "I don't think I'd ever seen any place so pure and beautiful. You can feel your pulse rate drop about 20 beats. It's instant freedom."

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