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English definition of “beat”

beat

noun (AREA)    /biːt/
[C usually singular] an area for which someone, such as a police officer , has responsibility as part of their job : Bob has worked as an officer on this particular beat for 20 years .The police generally be on/walking the beat A police officer who is on/ walking the beat is on duty , walking around rather than driving in a police car .The police generally
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