Bedeutung von “beat” im Essential American English Dictionary

beat

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

B1 to defeat someone in a competition:

Our team beat the Yankees 3-1.

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

By the time the doctor arrived, his heart had stopped beating.

to hit a person or animal repeatedly:

They saw him beating his dog with a stick.

to hit against something hard, making a regular sound:

Rain beat against the windows.

(Definition von “beat verb” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)