Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun beat

10 senses of beat

Sense 1
beat, round -- (a regular route for a sentry or policeman; "in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name")
       => path, route, itinerary -- (an established line of travel or access)

Sense 2
pulse, pulsation, heartbeat, beat -- (the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart")
       => periodic event, recurrent event -- (an event that recurs at intervals)

Sense 3
rhythm, beat, musical rhythm -- (the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; "the piece has a fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat")
       => musical time -- ((music) the beat of musical rhythm)

Sense 4
beat -- (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)
       => oscillation, vibration -- ((physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean)

Sense 5
beatnik, beat -- (a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior)
       => nonconformist, recusant -- (someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct)

Sense 6
beat -- (the sound of stroke or blow; "he heard the beat of a drum")
       => sound -- (the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them")

Sense 7
meter, metre, measure, beat, cadence -- ((prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse)
       => poetic rhythm, rhythmic pattern, prosody -- ((prosody) a system of versification)

Sense 8
beat -- (a regular rate of repetition; "the cox raised the beat")
       => pace, rate -- (the relative speed of progress or change; "he lived at a fast pace"; "he works at a great rate"; "the pace of events accelerated")

Sense 9
beat -- (a stroke or blow; "the signal was two beats on the steam pipe")
       => stroke -- (a single complete movement)

Sense 10
beat -- (the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing)
       => sailing -- (riding in a sailboat)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb beat

23 senses of beat

Sense 1
beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish -- (come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game")
       => get the better of, overcome, defeat -- (win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up")

Sense 2
beat, beat up, work over -- (give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression; "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher used to beat the students")

Sense 3
beat -- (hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe")
       => strike -- (deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead")

Sense 4
beat, pound, thump -- (move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 5
beat -- (shape by beating; "beat swords into ploughshares")
       => shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge -- (make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword")

Sense 6
drum, beat, thrum -- (make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night")
       => sound, go -- (make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'")

Sense 7
beat -- (glare or strike with great intensity; "The sun was beating down on us")
       => glare -- (shine intensely; "The sun glared down on us")

Sense 8
beat, flap -- (move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 9
beat -- (sail with much tacking or with difficulty; "The boat beat in the strong wind")
       => sail -- (travel on water propelled by wind; "I love sailing, especially on the open sea"; "the ship sails on")

Sense 10
beat, scramble -- (stir vigorously; "beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream")
       => agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up -- (change the arrangement or position of)

Sense 11
beat -- (strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music; "beat one's breast"; "beat one's foot rhythmically")
       => strike -- (deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead")

Sense 12
beat -- (be superior; "Reading beats watching television"; "This sure beats work!")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 13
beat, bunk -- (avoid paying; "beat the subway fare")
       => cheat, rip off, chisel -- (deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money")

Sense 14
tick, ticktock, ticktack, beat -- (make a sound like a clock or a timer; "the clocks were ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight")
       => sound, go -- (make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'")

Sense 15
beat, flap -- (move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 16
beat -- (indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks; "Beat the rhythm")

Sense 17
pulsate, beat, quiver -- (move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 18
beat -- (make by pounding or trampling; "beat a path through the forest")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 19
beat -- (produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly; "beat the drum")
       => play -- (perform music on (a musical instrument); "He plays the flute"; "Can you play on this old recorder?")

Sense 20
beat -- (strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting)
       => beat -- (hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe")

Sense 21
outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumvent -- (beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors")
       => surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform -- (be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class")

Sense 22
perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound -- (be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me")
       => confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate -- (be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher")

Sense 23
exhaust, wash up, beat, tucker, tucker out -- (wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam")
       => tire, wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear down, fag out, fag, fatigue -- (exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike")

Antonyms of adj beat

1 sense of beat

Sense 1
all in (predicate), beat (predicate), bushed (predicate), dead (predicate) -- (very tired; "was all in at the end of the day"; "so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere"; "bushed after all that exercise"; "I'm dead after that long trip")

INDIRECT (VIA tired) -> rested -- (not tired; refreshed as by sleeping or relaxing; "came back rested from her vacation")

Similarity of adj beat

1 sense of beat

Sense 1
all in (predicate), beat (predicate), bushed (predicate), dead (predicate) -- (very tired; "was all in at the end of the day"; "so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere"; "bushed after all that exercise"; "I'm dead after that long trip")
       => tired (vs. rested) -- (depleted of strength or energy; "tired mothers with crying babies"; "too tired to eat")

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