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English definition of “beating”

beating

noun [C] uk   /ˈbiː.tɪŋ/ us    /-t̬ɪŋ/

beating noun [C] (DEFEAT)

a defeat: We took a beating (= we were defeated) in our last match.Winning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport

beating noun [C] (HIT)

an act of hitting someone repeatedly and hard: She gave her son a severe beating.Physical and sexual assault and abductionSexual activity in general
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