Übersetzung von “beat” — Englisch–Italienisch Wörterbuch

beat

verb uk /biːt/ us /bit/ present participle beating, past tense beat, past participle beaten

B1 to defeat someone in a competition

battere
Our team beat Germany 3–1. La nostra squadra ha battuto la Germania 3-1.

B1 When your heart beats, it makes regular movements and sounds.

battere
By the time the doctor arrived, his heart had stopped beating. Quando è arrivato il medico, ormai il cuore aveva smesso di battere.

to hit a person or animal repeatedly

colpire, percuotere
They saw him beating his dog with a stick. L’hanno visto mentre percuoteva il suo cane con un bastone.

informal to be better or more enjoyable than another activity or experience

essere superiore a, essere meglio di
Taking the bus sure beats walking. Prendere l’autobus certamente è meglio che andare a piedi.

to hit against something hard, making a regular sound

picchiare, percuotere
Rain beat against the windows. La pioggia batteva sulle finestre.
it beats me

something that you say when you do not understand a situation or someone’s behaviour

mi sconcerta, mi lascia perplesso
It beats me why she goes out with him. Non ho idea come mai lei esca con lui.

Phrasal Verb(s)

noun uk /biːt/ us /bit/

a regular sound that is made by your heart or by something hitting a surface

battito, colpo
the beat of a drum il rullo di un tamburo

the main rhythm of a piece of music

tempo
I like music with a strong beat. Mi piace la musica con un ritmo ben scandito.

(Übersetzung von “beat” aus dem Cambridge Englisch–Italienisch Wörterbuch © Cambridge University Press)