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Another word for beat

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Modifier
  1. *Tired

    See also:

    tired

  2. Unconventional

Noun
  1. A stroke

      1. To cause to move from side to side or up and down with jerky movements:
      2. To cause to tremble, vibrate, or rock:
      3. To brandish or wave, especially in anger:
      1. To move back and forth suspended or as if suspended from above.
      2. To hit at something with a sweeping motion of the arm:
      3. To move laterally or in a curve:
      1. A sharp blow made with the open hand or with a flat object; a smack.
      2. The sound of such a blow.
      3. A sharp insult:
      1. A stroke or blow with or as if with a whip.
      2. A whip.
      3. The flexible portion of a whip, such as a plait or thong.
      1. To come into contact with forcefully; strike:
      2. To cause to come into contact:
      3. To deal a blow to:
      1. To hit sharply, as with a hand, fist, weapon, or implement:
      2. To inflict (a blow).
      3. To penetrate or pierce:
      1. A tool for circular or other piercing:
      2. A tool for forcing a pin, bolt, or rivet in or out of a hole.
      3. A tool for stamping a design on a surface.
      1. A blow, as with a blunt object.
      2. A muffled sound, as that produced by beating with a blunt object; a thud.
      3. To beat so as to produce a thump or thumps:
    See also:

    blow

  2. A throb

      1. A rapid series of light tapping sounds.
      2. To make or move with a series of light tapping sounds:
      1. To move with a series of quick tapping steps.
      2. To make a repeated tapping sound.
      3. A series of quick steps, taps, or beats.
      1. A series of short sharp sounds, as that made by knocking on a door.
      1. a series of sharp, quick rapping sounds
      1. A signal sounded on a drum or bugle to summon soldiers or sailors to their quarters at night.
      2. A display of military exercises and music offered as evening entertainment.
      3. A continuous, even drumming or rapping.
      1. Movement or variation characterized by the regular recurrence or alternation of different quantities or conditions:
      2. The patterned, recurring alternations of contrasting elements of sound or speech.
      3. The patterning of musical sound, as by differences in the timing, duration, or stress of consecutive notes.
      1. To wave or flap rapidly in an irregular manner:
      2. To fly by a quick light flapping of the wings.
      3. To flap the wings without flying.
      1. A trembling or shaking.
      2. Irregular, rapid beating or pulsation of the heart.
      1. A regular rising and falling or movement to alternating sides; movement in waves.
      2. A wavelike form, outline, or appearance.
      3. One of a series of waves or wavelike segments.
      1. An impelling force; an impetus.
      2. The motion produced by such a force.
      3. A sudden wish or urge that prompts an unpremeditated act or feeling; an abrupt inclination:
      1. To form or display little undulations or waves on the surface, as disturbed water does.
      2. To flow with such undulations or waves on the surface.
      3. To rise and fall gently in tone or volume.
      1. To rise and move in a billowing or swelling manner.
      2. To roll or be tossed about on waves, as a boat.
      3. To move like advancing waves:
      1. To move or run smoothly with unbroken continuity, as in the manner characteristic of a fluid.
      2. To issue in a stream; pour forth:
      3. To circulate, as the blood in the body.
      1. The action of oscillating.
      2. The state of being oscillated.
      3. A single oscillatory cycle.
      1. A light, sharp, clicking sound made repeatedly by a machine, such as a clock.
      2. A moment.
      3. A light mark used to check off or call attention to an item.
      1. A blow, as with a blunt object.
      2. A muffled sound, as that produced by beating with a blunt object; a thud.
      3. To beat so as to produce a thump or thumps:
      1. A unit of weight equal to 16 ounces (453.592 grams).
      2. A unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces (373.242 grams).
      3. A unit of weight differing in various countries and times.
      1. To beat rapidly or violently, as the heart; pound.
      2. To feel or be subjected to a pulsating pain:
      3. To vibrate, pulsate, or sound with a steady pronounced rhythm:
      1. A percussion instrument consisting of a hollow cylinder or hemisphere with a membrane stretched tightly over one or both ends, played by beating with the hands or sticks.
      2. A sound produced by this instrument.
      3. Something resembling a drum in shape or structure, especially a barrellike metal container or a metal cylinder wound with cable, wire, or heavy rope.
      1. The act of vibrating.
      2. The condition of being vibrated.
      3. A rapid linear motion of a particle or of an elastic solid about an equilibrium position.
      1. Balanced, rhythmic flow, as of poetry or oratory.
      2. The measure or beat of movement, as in dancing or marching.
      3. A falling inflection of the voice, as at the end of a sentence.
      1. The rhythmical throbbing of arteries produced by the regular contractions of the heart, especially as palpated at the wrist or in the neck.
      2. A regular or rhythmical beating.
      3. A single beat or throb.
      1. The action of pulsating.
      2. A single beat, throb, or vibration.
  3. A unit of music

      1. An unaccented beat in a measure.
      2. Not conforming to an ordinary type or pattern; unconventional:
      1. An unaccented beat or beats that occur before the first beat of a measure.
      2. The upward stroke made by a conductor to indicate the beat that leads into a new measure.
      3. Optimistic:
      1. The first beat of a measure.
      2. The downward stroke made by a conductor to indicate the first beat of a measure.
      3. Cheerless; pessimistic.
      1. The speed at which music is or ought to be played, often indicated on written compositions by a descriptive or metronomic direction to the performer.
      2. A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace:
      1. A nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future.
      2. An interval separating two points on this continuum; a duration:
      3. A number, as of years, days, or minutes, representing such an interval:
      1. The measured arrangement of words in poetry, as by accentual rhythm, syllabic quantity, or the number of syllables in a line.
      2. A particular arrangement of words in poetry, such as iambic pentameter, determined by the kind and number of metrical units in a line.
      3. The rhythmic pattern of a stanza, determined by the kind and number of lines.
      1. Movement or variation characterized by the regular recurrence or alternation of different quantities or conditions:
      2. The patterned, recurring alternations of contrasting elements of sound or speech.
      3. The patterning of musical sound, as by differences in the timing, duration, or stress of consecutive notes.
      1. A reference standard or sample used for the quantitative comparison of properties:
      2. A unit specified by a scale, such as an inch, or by variable conditions, such as a day's march.
      3. A system of measurement, such as the metric system.
      1. Importance, significance, or emphasis placed on something.
      2. The relative force with which a sound or syllable is spoken.
      3. The emphasis placed on the sound or syllable spoken most forcefully in a word or phrase.
      1. The act or process of dividing.
      2. The state of having been divided.
      3. The operation of determining how many times one quantity is contained in another; the inverse of multiplication.
      1. The act of vibrating.
      2. The condition of being vibrated.
      3. A rapid linear motion of a particle or of an elastic solid about an equilibrium position.
      1. The relative prominence of a particular syllable of a word by greater intensity or by variation or modulation of pitch or tone.
      2. Vocal prominence or emphasis given to a particular syllable, word, or phrase.
      3. One determined by the regional or social background of the speaker.
Verb
  1. To strike repeatedly

      1. To hit sharply and swiftly; strike:
      2. To utter sharply:
      3. To criticize or blame.
      1. To strike with a hard blow:
      2. To affect in a specified way by striking hard:
      3. To cause to be displaced or unengaged; force:
      1. A blow, as with a blunt object.
      2. A muffled sound, as that produced by beating with a blunt object; a thud.
      3. To beat so as to produce a thump or thumps:
      1. A percussion instrument consisting of a hollow cylinder or hemisphere with a membrane stretched tightly over one or both ends, played by beating with the hands or sticks.
      2. A sound produced by this instrument.
      3. Something resembling a drum in shape or structure, especially a barrellike metal container or a metal cylinder wound with cable, wire, or heavy rope.
      1. A sudden loud noise, as of an explosion.
      2. A sudden loud blow or bump.
      3. A sudden burst of action:
      1. To come into contact with forcefully; strike:
      2. To cause to come into contact:
      3. To deal a blow to:
      1. To hit sharply, as with a hand, fist, weapon, or implement:
      2. To inflict (a blow).
      3. To penetrate or pierce:
      1. To strike (someone or something) with a sharp blow; slap.
      2. To kill deliberately; murder.
      3. To deal a sharp, resounding blow.
      1. To hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows.
      2. To subject to repeated beatings or physical abuse.
      3. To damage, as by heavy wear:
      1. To beat or batter, as with the fists:
      2. To cause to undergo harm or loss:
      3. To attack or harry verbally:
      1. A hand tool consisting of a handle with a head of metal or other heavy rigid material that is attached at a right angle, used for striking or pounding.
      2. The part of a gunlock that hits the primer or firing pin or explodes the percussion cap and causes the gun to fire.
      3. One of the padded wooden pieces of a piano that strikes the strings.
      1. A unit of weight equal to 16 ounces (453.592 grams).
      2. A unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces (373.242 grams).
      3. A unit of weight differing in various countries and times.
    See also:

    hit

  2. To thrash