Beat synonyms

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Irksome; tedious; tiresome
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A successful or popular venture:
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(Piledriving) An extension piece applied to the top of a pile; a dolly.
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(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
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The act of pulsating; rhythmical beating or throbbing
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To achieve or obtain by effort:
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To defeat (oneself) by going too far or by doing or trying to gain too much.
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A stroke with a whip, or anything pliant and tough.
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The sound of such a blow.
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To handle or use roughly; damage or hurt:
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To vary irregularly, especially in amount:
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The definition of a strike is the conviction of an unlawful act or when all the pins are knocked down with a bowling ball.
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A line, cord, or other thing suspended and hanging loose, upon which anything may swing.
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The act of shaking:
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The definition of a pulse is a rhythmic beating in the arteries caused by the beating of the heart.
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(Music) A cadenza, or closing embellishment; a pause before the end of a strain, which the performer may fill with a flight of fancy.
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The act of vibrating or the condition of being vibrated.
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A set of drums and cymbals played by one person in a jazz, rock, or dance band
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A beat or pulsation, esp. a strong one of the heart
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A former Scottish monetary unit (pound Scots), originally equal to the British pound
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A blow with something heavy and blunt, as with a cudgel
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A light mark used to check off or call attention to an item.
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(Physics) Repeated variation in the value of some physical quantity, as position or voltage
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A continuous movement or circulation:
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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.
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(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
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(Physics) Wave motion, as of light or sound, or a wave or vibration
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A trembling or shaking.
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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.
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A series of sharp, quick rapping sounds
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A series of short sharp sounds, as that made by knocking on a door.
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A series of quick steps, taps, or beats.
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A rapid series of light tapping sounds.
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(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.
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One of the parts, sections, or groups into which something is divided.
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(Uncountable) Emotional pressure suffered by a human being or other animal.
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The definition of a measure is the space, area, length or capacity of something, or the standard for finding these out.
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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.
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(Only in singular, sports and figuratively) Time out; temporary, limited suspension of play.
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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.
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(Music) The accented beat at the beginning of a bar (indicated by a conductor with a downward stroke)
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(Music) An unaccented beat, esp. when on the last note of a bar
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(Music) The beats not normally accented in a measure.
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Hammer is defined as to strike or pound something.
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To beat or batter, as with the fists:
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To hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows.
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(Slang) To kill, bump off.
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(With "in") To hammer or to hit anything hard.
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To hit sharply and swiftly; strike:
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To defeat soundly.
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To use (a firearm) as a club by holding the barrel and hitting with the butt end.
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To defeat decisively:
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To spank is defined as to slap on the rear-end to punish.
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To smite is defined as to strike, hit or damage by hitting with force.
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To flog.
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To swing or whisk.
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Rapid fluctuation in the pitch of a sound reproduction resulting from variations in the speed of the recording or reproducing equipment.
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Whip is defined as to beat eggs or cream to incorporate air or for someone to move quickly.
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To beat severely with a whip or rod.
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To punish or rebuke severely.
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With a smack:
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To strike, esp. with the open hand; slap
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To put into a box, etc., as for storage or shipment
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To fasten with a strap
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To punish as though one were using a stick, bundle of twigs, or rod made of birch wood.
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To strike or beat with a cane or similar implement.
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To whip or flog; scourge.
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To flog or lash somebody savagely with a horsewhip.
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To strike or beat someone with a pistol, especially with its butt.
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To hit with the hand or fist; punch; slap
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To get something done, derived from the idea of beating for game
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To thrash
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To thrash
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To strike with a hard blow:
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(Dated) To give a thrashing to; to beat severely.
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To force into place; press or drive down
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To strike with a cudgel.
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To strike with or as with a bludgeon
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To inflict the bastinado on
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To have a batting average of
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To flail is defined as to wave or swing about wildly or to flounder.
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The definition of maul is to treat someone roughly or to tear apart with the teeth.
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To treat badly, to abuse. [from 18th c.]
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The definition of belabor means to explain or work at something for longer than is necessary.
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To join or patch clumsily.
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To defeat decisively
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To pull or pass through; intertwine:
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To beat off, as insects; to bat, strike, or hit.
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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.
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To thrash
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To thrash
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To thrash
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To thrash
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Hide is defined as to conceal something, oneself, or others.
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To thrash
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To thrash
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To thrash
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To strike or hit (a ball) with great force.
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To beat with a belt or strap.
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(Intransitive) To deliver a blow
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To remove (excess or unwanted parts):
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To thrash
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To thrash
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Alternative form of knock the living daylights out of.
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To thrash
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To thrash
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To thrash
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2. 'larruped' (slang) drunk, inebriated.
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To beat forcefully; thrash.
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Lick is defined as to lightly touch the tongue to, move the tongue across or wet with the tongue.
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(Intransitive, computing) To insert a piece of media (e.g. text, picture, audio, video, movie container etc.) previously copied or cut from somewhere else.
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To beat or assault severely:
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To strike so as to produce a loud, reverberant noise.
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(Colloquial) To berate; to scold.
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To beat soundly; thrash
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To improve a prototype, or first draft.
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To make rough, to roughen (especially doing so to wood while raising the grain)
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(Informal) To throw or move (something) quickly, usually with an impact.
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To spank or beat with a paddle, especially as a punishment.
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To put a crown or garland on the head of.
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To become coated with lather.
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To strike forcefully.
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To become darker from exposure to the sun.
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To thrash
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To thrash
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Flap is defined as to wave arms or wings up and down.
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(Intransitive) To appear wavelike.
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To set in to-and-fro motion; oscillate
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To beat rapidly or flutter
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To pulsate
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(Intransitive) To keep going on and off; to appear and disappear for short moments; to flutter.
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(Physics) To vary regularly between maximum and minimum values, as an electric current
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To pulsate
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To pulsate
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To overcome is to prevail in spite of adversity, to successfully solve a problem or defeat an opponent, or to be consumed with something.
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To be greater than, as in degree or quality; exceed:
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To overcome by physical, mental, or moral force; get the better of; defeat
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To bring into debate; to agitate; to moot.
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In cooking, to whip e.g. eggs or cream.
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To exercise one's mind, as over the solution of a problem
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To check the interference of (low-frequency sound waves) in a radio, phonograph, etc. by the use of a baffle
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To perplex or confuse (someone)
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To obtain money or property by fraud; to swindle
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To elude; escape:
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To dupe is to trick or deceive someone.
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The definition of tired is being bored with something, or something that has become stale or being fatigued and in need of rest.
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Out of the ordinary
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The definition of a blow is a hard hit or upsetting news, or receiving upsetting information.
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To defeat is defined as to beat someone at something or to prevent something from happening.
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To become combined or blended together:
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To bewilder; perplex
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Deceive is defined as to make someone believe something that isn't true.
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Worn by continuous use; familiar and much traveled:
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In classical Greek poetry, the short syllable or syllables of a foot
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A sudden attack, blow, stroke, or seizure.
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(Music) The opening phrase of a plainsong composition sung as a solo part.
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Percussion is defined as the sound or other impact of hitting of one thing against another.
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A complete course, succession, or series:
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The definition of a superior is someone who is higher in degree, rank, numbers, etc. than others.
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An abnormally fast heartbeat
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A written essay, especially one submitted for a university degree.
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The extent of a surface or plane figure as measured in square units.
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To assault is defined as to cause harm to someone, to threaten harm, or to try and cause harm.
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(Intransitive, archaic) To bark; yelp.
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To move away quickly, to scurry away.
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In a most excellent way; most creditably or advantageously.
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More:
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To lash with words
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To move or spring suddenly.
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(Now rare) To crush or pound, especially with a mortar.
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To damage the skin of (fruit), in an analogous way.
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To try to get votes, orders, etc.; solicit
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To defeat completely; frustrate; thwart
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(Intransitive) To move rapidly and repetitively with a rocking motion; to tumble, mix or shake.
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(Humorous, dated) To rhyme.
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To chip off unwanted pieces of stone, so as to form a desired shape or improve the quality of mineral ore.
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(Injury) To cause fragmentation of bone, an intense skull fracture.
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To take a liking; attempt to be friendly:
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To put down with force; subdue:
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To injure slightly
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(Informal) To pull off (shoes, clothes, etc.)
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To discard; to get rid of something one does not want anymore.
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To overshadow; to be better or more noticeable than.
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(Intransitive) To be much better than others.
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To let out the contents of (a container); cause or allow to escape:
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Simple past tense and past participle of exhaust.
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To blow or drive away with a fan
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To create fatigue in (a metal or other material).
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To fight is defined as to participate in a physical or verbal disagreement, or to face something and struggle through it.
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To take (something, especially something of little value) in a furtive manner; snitch.
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(UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To cause to fly; put to flight; drive off (by frightening).
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To advance gradually but steadily:
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To beat with a stick; cudgel
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To hamper is defined as to stop someone from doing something or stop something from progressing as it should.
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(West) To drive (horses or cattle) while on horseback
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To treat or deal with in a mass, or include in one group
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(Rare) To beat into shape with a hammer.
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(Usage Problem) To cause to feel indifferent or bored.
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To do more or better than (another) in performance or action.
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To exceed or overextend.
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To long for (something); to be eager for (something).
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Patrol is defined as to regularly guard an area.
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(--- Archaic) To strike (someone) with blows, as with a club.
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To make intricate or complicated; make confusing or hard to understand
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To put forth; assert (a claim, argument, etc.)
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To produce rhythmic sounds or other vibrations:
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Simple past tense and past participle of pulse
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To break down completely; demolish
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To tremble, as from cold or strong emotion.
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To interweave or twist together.
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(Physics) To present an opposing force to; push back or away from by a force:
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(Usage Problem) To cause repugnance or distaste in:
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(Now chiefly dialectal) To beat; strike; assail with blows.
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(Colloquial) To leave quickly (often used in the imperative).
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To learn something, especially something worthy of a news article, before (someone else).
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(Slang) To strike repeatedly and severely; batter.
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(Informal, US) to beat repeatedly
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To put, throw, or otherwise forcefully move so as to produce a loud noise:
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To put down or suppress; quash:
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To hit a ball in playing tennis, golf, etc.
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To bring (land) under cultivation:
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To put an end to forcibly; subdue:
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(Intransitive) To obtain money or property by fraudulent or deceitful methods.
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(Horsemanship) To put a saddle, bridle, etc. on (a horse)
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To pull out the tap or plug from
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To move wildly or violently:
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To beat severely; thrash.
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Present participle of throb.
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To put or place on the top of
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To mix two solid reactants by repeated grinding and stirring.
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(Intransitive, slang, UK) To flatulate.
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To move or swing (something) as a signal; motion with (the hand, arms, etc.)
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To unite (pieces of metal, plastic, etc.) by heating until molten and fused or until soft enough to hammer or press together
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Worst is defined as the least skilled, the most serious or the thing considered the most unpleasant.
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(Usually with "well") recovered
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Lose is defined as to wind up without something or to fail in a competition.
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To give up or abandon:
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To let go (free, away), physically release.
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To transfer the title or ownership of
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To decline in value:
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(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
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To provide assistance, support, or relief to:
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To keep from being subjected to difficulty or unpleasantness:
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To protect the edge of, especially with an ornamental border; hence, to face or ornament with lists, laces, etc.
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(Sports) To make a pass that leads directly towards scoring.
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To touch or move as if with a caress:
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To pat a surface
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To pet is to rub, pat or touch something or someone with affection.
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(Chiefly UK) With everything included.
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(Informal) Very tired; exhausted
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(Not comparable) Full and complete.
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the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
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The basic unit of length in the International System of Units (SI: Système International d'Unités). It is equal to 3947⁄127 (approximately 39.37) imperial inches.
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A single complete pulsation of the heart.
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(US, intransitive) To wash one's hands and/or face, often around mealtimes.
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To make weary; exhaust. Usually used with out.
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(Idiomatic) To exhaust; to tire out.
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Vex is defined as to bring trouble or distress to or to annoy.
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To stick is to poke someone with something sharp or to put something somewhere without giving much thought to it.
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To arrive at; reach:
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To involve in mystery or obscurity; make obscure or hard to understand
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To disorientate someone.
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Flummox is defined as to confuse someone.
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To cause (someone) to be unable to think clearly or be sensitive to the surroundings; daze:
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To confuse; perplex.
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The definition of amaze means to shock or surprise someone.
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(US) to win by a narrow margin.
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(Computing, intransitive) To switch to a shell or command line.
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To surpass in cleverness or cunning; outsmart:
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To gain the advantage over by cunning; outwit.
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To surpass (another) in cleverness or cunning; outsmart.
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To get the better of or prevent from happening by craft or ingenuity
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Scramble means to climb, crawl, struggle or go after something of value.
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To cause a steady rhythmic vibration, usually by plucking.
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To make this sound
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make a sound like a clock or a timer
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To sleep in a bunk or bed.
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Having a fringe or fringes
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(UK, slang) Short of money; poor.
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(Nautical) to let out [a sail] so that it luffs.
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To fight or battle better than.
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(Nautical) To sail closer to the wind than (another ship).
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To sail faster or further that another
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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.
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Damaged due to hard or continued use or exposure until no longer useful or effective.
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Of, or relating to Bohemia or its language.
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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.
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The maximum amplitude of a vehicle's forward/backward oscillation
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Synonym Study

  • Maul 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
  • Whip , often used as an equivalent of flog , specifically suggests lashing strokes or motions
  • Flog implies punishment by the infliction of repeated blows with a strap, whip, stick, etc.
  • Thrash , 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
  • Pummel implies the beating of a person with the fists and suggests a continuous, indiscriminate rain of damaging blows
  • Pound suggests heavier, more effective blows than beat to pound with a hammer
  • Beat , 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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