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English definition of “beat”

beat

verb (MOVEMENT)    /biːt/ (beat, beaten or US also beat)
B1 [I or T] to ( cause to) make a regular movement or sound : The doctor could feel no pulse beating. Her heart started to beat faster . The hummingbird beats its wings at great speed .Shaking, swinging and vibrating beat time to make a regular sound or movement to music Playing musicSinging in general
(Definition of beat verb (MOVEMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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