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English definition of “beat”

beat

verb (HIT)    /biːt/ (beat, beaten or US also beat)
B2 [I or T, usually + adv/prep] to hit repeatedly : They saw him beating his dog with a stick . The child had been brutally / savagely beaten. She was beaten to death . [+ obj + adj ] He was beaten senseless . Beat the drum . The rain was beating down incessantly on the tin roof .Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain beat a path through sth to form a path in an area where long grass or bushes grow closely together, by hitting the plants with your hands or an object , or by stepping on them: We beat a path through the undergrowth .Pedestrian routes
(Definition of beat verb (HIT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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