Beat synonyms and antonyms
Category: Part of speech:
Irksome; tedious; tiresome
A successful or popular venture:
(Prosody) Basically regular recurrence of grouped stressed and unstressed, long and short, or high-pitched and low-pitched syllables in alternation; arrangement of successive syllables, as in metrical units ( feet) or cadences, according to their relative stress, quantity, or pitch
The act of pulsating; rhythmical beating or throbbing
To achieve or obtain by effort: (Piledriving) An extension piece applied to the top of a pile; a dolly.
To defeat (oneself) by going too far or by doing or trying to gain too much.
To beat or batter, as with the fists:
The definition of a pulse is a rhythmic beating in the arteries caused by the beating of the heart.
(Mech.) The change in momentum effected by a force, measured by multiplying the average value of the force by the time during which it acts
The definition of a tattoo is the beat of a drum, sometimes used as a signal to those in the military that it's bed time.
A rapid series of light tapping sounds.
One of the parts, sections, or groups into which something is divided.
(Uncountable) Emotional pressure suffered by a human being or other animal.
The definition of a measure is the space, area, length or capacity of something, or the standard for finding these out.
The international standard unit of length, approximately equivalent to 39.37 inches. It was redefined in 1983 as the distance traveled by light in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.
(Only in singular, sports and figuratively) Time out; temporary, limited suspension of play.
A small truck of cargo van with three or four wheels, commonly used for commercial transport and deliveries (particularly in Asian and African countries)--a genericided trademark originally associated with Vidal & Sohn Tempo-Werke GmbH that manufactured such vehicles. (Music) The accented beat at the beginning of a bar (indicated by a conductor with a downward stroke)
(Music) An unaccented beat, esp. when on the last note of a bar
Hammer is defined as to strike or pound something.
To hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows. (Slang) To kill, bump off. (With "in") To hammer or to hit anything hard.
To hit sharply and swiftly; strike:
To use (a firearm) as a club by holding the barrel and hitting with the butt end.
To spank is defined as to slap on the rear-end to punish.
To smite is defined as to strike, hit or damage by hitting with force.
A sudden attack, blow, stroke, or seizure.
To pull out the tap or plug from
A stroke with a whip, or anything pliant and tough.
Rapid fluctuation in the pitch of a sound reproduction resulting from variations in the speed of the recording or reproducing equipment. (Orthography) A mark or character used in writing, in order to indicate the place of the spoken accent, or to indicate the nature or quality of the vowel marked.
To handle or use roughly; damage or hurt:
To vary irregularly, especially in amount:
The definition of a strike is the conviction of an unlawful act or when all the pins are knocked down with a bowling ball.
A line, cord, or other thing suspended and hanging loose, upon which anything may swing. (Music) A cadenza, or closing embellishment; a pause before the end of a strain, which the performer may fill with a flight of fancy.
The act of vibrating or the condition of being vibrated.
A set of drums and cymbals played by one person in a jazz, rock, or dance band
A beat or pulsation, esp. a strong one of the heart
A former Scottish monetary unit (pound Scots), originally equal to the British pound
A blow with something heavy and blunt, as with a cudgel
A light mark used to check off or call attention to an item.
(Physics) Repeated variation in the value of some physical quantity, as position or voltage
A continuous movement or circulation:
The definition of a ripple is a small wave along the surface of water, a gentle rising and fall of sound throughout a group, or a special feeling that goes through you.
(Physics) Wave motion, as of light or sound, or a wave or vibration
A series of sharp, quick rapping sounds
A series of short sharp sounds, as that made by knocking on a door.
A series of quick steps, taps, or beats.
Whip is defined as to beat eggs or cream to incorporate air or for someone to move quickly.
To beat severely with a whip or rod.
To punish or rebuke severely.
To fight is defined as to participate in a physical or verbal disagreement, or to face something and struggle through it.
(Usage Problem) To cause repugnance or distaste in:
(Colloquial) To leave quickly (often used in the imperative). To learn something, especially something worthy of a news article, before (someone else).
To beat severely; thrash. Present participle of . throb
To put or place on the top of
To mix two solid reactants by repeated grinding and stirring.
To move or swing (something) as a signal; motion with (the hand, arms, etc.)
To unite (pieces of metal, plastic, etc.) by heating until molten and fused or until soft enough to hammer or press together
Worst is defined as the least skilled, the most serious or the thing considered the most unpleasant.
(Usually with "well") recovered
Lose is defined as to wind up without something or to fail in a competition. To let go (free, away), physically release.
To transfer the title or ownership of
To move back from a position of advancement or become smaller:
(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
To protect the edge of, especially with an ornamental border; hence, to face or ornament with lists, laces, etc.
(Sports) To make a pass that leads directly towards scoring.
To touch or move as if with a caress:
To pet is to rub, pat or touch something or someone with affection.
(Informal) Very tired; exhausted
(Not comparable) Full and complete.
the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music The basic unit of length in the International System of Units (SI: SystÃ¨me International d'UnitÃ©s). It is equal to 3947â„127 (approximately 39.37) imperial inches.
A single complete pulsation of the heart. (US, intransitive) To wash one's hands and/or face, often around mealtimes.
To make weary; exhaust. Usually used with out. (Idiomatic) To exhaust; to tire out.
Vex is defined as to bring trouble or distress to or to annoy.
To stick is to poke someone with something sharp or to put something somewhere without giving much thought to it.
To cause (someone) to be unable to think clearly or be sensitive to the surroundings; daze:
The sound of such a blow. Of, or relating to Bohemia or its language.
A district of Paris on the southern, or left, bank of the Seine River. It has long been noted for its artistic and intellectual life.
The maximum amplitude of a vehicle's forward/backward oscillation
In classical Greek poetry, the short syllable or syllables of a foot
The extent of a surface or plane figure as measured in square units.
To assault is defined as to cause harm to someone, to threaten harm, or to try and cause harm.
(Slang) To strike repeatedly and severely; batter.
(Informal, US) to beat repeatedly
To put, throw, or otherwise forcefully move so as to produce a loud noise:
To put down or suppress; quash:
To hit a ball in playing tennis, golf, etc.
To bring (land) under cultivation:
To put an end to forcibly; subdue:
(Horsemanship) To put a saddle, bridle, etc. on (a horse)
To move wildly or violently:
To provide assistance, support, or relief to:
To keep from being subjected to difficulty or unpleasantness:
(Chiefly UK) With everything included.
The definition of amaze means to shock or surprise someone.
To strike, esp. with the open hand; slap
To put into a box, etc., as for storage or shipment
To punish as though one were using a stick, bundle of twigs, or rod made of birch wood. To strike or beat with a cane or similar implement.
To whip or flog; scourge.
To hit with the hand or fist; punch; slap
To get something done, derived from the idea of beating for game
To strike with a hard blow:
To force into place; press or drive down
To strike with or as with a bludgeon
To inflict the bastinado on
To have a batting average of
To flail is defined as to wave or swing about wildly or to flounder.
The definition of maul is to treat someone roughly or to tear apart with the teeth.
The definition of belabor means to explain or work at something for longer than is necessary.
To join or patch clumsily.
To pull or pass through; intertwine:
To wait for or obtain a ride to work by standing at a roadside hoping to be picked up by a driver who needs another passenger to use the HOV lanes of a highway.
Hide is defined as to conceal something, oneself, or others.
To strike or hit (a ball) with great force.
To beat with a belt or strap.
To remove (excess or unwanted parts):
Alternative form of knock the living daylights out of.
knock the stuffing out of
2. 'larruped' (slang) drunk, inebriated.
To beat forcefully; thrash.
Lick is defined as to lightly touch the tongue to, move the tongue across or wet with the tongue. (Intransitive, computing) To insert a piece of media (e.g. text, picture, audio, video, movie container etc.) previously copied or cut from somewhere else.
To beat or assault severely:
To strike so as to produce a loud, reverberant noise. To make rough, to roughen (especially doing so to wood while raising the grain) (Informal) To throw or move (something) quickly, usually with an impact.
To spank or beat with a paddle, especially as a punishment.
To put a crown or garland on the head of.
To become darker from exposure to the sun.
Flap is defined as to wave arms or wings up and down.
(Intransitive) To appear wavelike.
To set in to-and-fro motion; oscillate
To beat rapidly or flutter
(Physics) To vary regularly between maximum and minimum values, as an electric current
To overcome is to prevail in spite of adversity, to successfully solve a problem or defeat an opponent, or to be consumed with something.
To be greater than, as in degree or quality; exceed:
To overcome by physical, mental, or moral force; get the better of; defeat To bring into debate; to agitate; to moot.
To exercise one's mind, as over the solution of a problem
To check the interference of (low-frequency sound waves) in a radio, phonograph, etc. by the use of a baffle
To dupe is to trick or deceive someone.
The definition of tired is being bored with something, or something that has become stale or being fatigued and in need of rest.
The definition of a blow is a hard hit or upsetting news, or receiving upsetting information.
To defeat is defined as to beat someone at something or to prevent something from happening.
Deceive is defined as to make someone believe something that isn't true.
Worn by continuous use; familiar and much traveled:
(Music) The opening phrase of a plainsong composition sung as a solo part.
Percussion is defined as the sound or other impact of hitting of one thing against another.
A complete course, succession, or series:
The definition of a superior is someone who is higher in degree, rank, numbers, etc. than others.
An abnormally fast heartbeat To move away quickly, to scurry away.
In a most excellent way; most creditably or advantageously.
To move or spring suddenly. (Now rare) To crush or pound, especially with a mortar.
To damage the skin of (fruit), in an analogous way.
To try to get votes, orders, etc.; solicit
To defeat completely; frustrate; thwart (Intransitive) To move rapidly and repetitively with a rocking motion; to tumble, mix or shake. (Humorous, dated) To rhyme.
To chip off unwanted pieces of stone, so as to form a desired shape or improve the quality of mineral ore. (Injury) To cause fragmentation of bone, an intense skull fracture.
To take a liking; attempt to be friendly:
To put down with force; subdue:
(Informal) To pull off (shoes, clothes, etc.) To discard; to get rid of something one does not want anymore. To overshadow; to be better or more noticeable than. (Intransitive) To be much better than others.
To let out the contents of (a container); cause or allow to escape: Simple past tense and past participle of exhaust.
To blow or drive away with a fan
To create fatigue in (a metal or other material).
To take (something, especially something of little value) in a furtive manner; snitch. (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To cause to fly; put to flight; drive off (by frightening).
To advance gradually but steadily:
To beat with a stick; cudgel
To hamper is defined as to stop someone from doing something or stop something from progressing as it should.
(West) To drive (horses or cattle) while on horseback
To treat or deal with in a mass, or include in one group
(Usage Problem) To cause to feel indifferent or bored.
To do more or better than (another) in performance or action. To long for (something); to be eager for (something).
(Intransitive) To go the rounds along a chain of sentinels; to traverse a police district or beat.
(--- Archaic) To strike (someone) with blows, as with a club.
To make intricate or complicated; make confusing or hard to understand
To put forth; assert (a claim, argument, etc.)
To produce rhythmic sounds or other vibrations: Simple past tense and past participle of pulse
To break down completely; demolish
To tremble, as from cold or strong emotion.
(Physics) To present an opposing force to; push back or away from by a force:
To involve in mystery or obscurity; make obscure or hard to understand
Flummox is defined as to confuse someone. (US) to win by a narrow margin.
(Computing, intransitive) To switch to a shell or command line.
To surpass in cleverness or cunning; outsmart:
To gain the advantage over by cunning; outwit.
To surpass (another) in cleverness or cunning; outsmart.
To get the better of or prevent from happening by craft or ingenuity
Scramble means to climb, crawl, struggle or go after something of value.
make a sound like a clock or a timer
To sleep in a bunk or bed.
Having a fringe or fringes
(Nautical) to let out [a sail] so that it luffs. To fight or battle better than.
outpoint (Nautical) To sail closer to the wind than (another ship).
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing. Synonym Study
implies the infliction of repeated heavy blows so as to bruise or lacerate: most of these terms are used loosely, esp. by journalists, in describing a decisive victory in a contest
, often used as an equivalent of
, specifically suggests lashing strokes or motions
implies punishment by the infliction of repeated blows with a strap, whip, stick, etc.
, originally referring to the beating of grain with a flail, suggests similar broad, swinging strokes, as in striking a person repeatedly with a stick or whip
implies the beating of a person with the fists and suggests a continuous, indiscriminate rain of damaging blows
suggests heavier, more effective blows than
to pound with a hammer
, the most general word in this comparison, conveys the basic idea of hitting or striking repeatedly, whether with the hands, a stick, or other instrument
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