Translation of "beat" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /biːt/ us /biːt/ beat, beaten or US also beat

beat verb (DEFEAT)

B1 [ T ] to defeat or do better than

Simon always beats me at tennis. 西蒙打网球总是赢我。
Holland beat Belgium (by) 3–1. 荷兰队3比1战胜比利时队。
The Miami Heat beat the Pacers 95-90/by five points.
Our team was comfortably/easily/soundly beaten in the first round of the competition. 在第一轮比赛中我们队被对手轻松地/毫不费劲儿地/彻底打败了。
The Nationalists were narrowly beaten in the election. 民族主义者在地方选举中以微弱劣势落败。
He beat me fair and square (= without cheating). 他光明磊落地击败了我。
They were beaten hands down (= completely) by their opponents. 他们被对手彻底打败了。
She has beaten her own record of three minutes ten seconds. 她打破了自己创造的3分10秒的纪录。

B2 informal to be better or more enjoyable than another activity or experience

[ + -ing verb ] Taking the bus sure beats walking. 坐公共汽车当然比走路好。
slang Taking the bus beats the hell out of (= is much better than) walking all the way there. 坐公共汽车比一路走到那儿要好得多。
You can't beat (= there is nothing more enjoyable than) a cold beer on a hot afternoon. 在炎热的下午,没有什么比喝上一杯冰镇啤酒更爽的了。

[ T ] To beat something that is going to happen is to take action before the thing happens.

Let's try to beat the traffic by leaving early in the morning. 我们争取早上早点出发以避免交通拥堵。
I always do my shopping early to beat the rush. 我总是很早就去购物以避开交通高峰时段。
beat sb to it

to do something before someone else does it

I was just going to clean the kitchen, but you beat me to it. 我刚准备打扫厨房,你已经抢先做完了。

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beat verb (HIT)

B2 [ I or T, usually + adv/prep ] to hit repeatedly

They saw him beating his dog with a stick. 他们看见他用棍子打他的狗。
The child had been brutally/savagely beaten. 孩子遭到了毒打。
She was beaten to death. 她被活活打死了。
[ + obj + adj ] He was beaten senseless. 他被打昏了。
Beat the drum. 打起鼓来。
The rain was beating down incessantly on the tin roof. 雨点不断地打在锡皮屋顶上。
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. 我们在矮树丛中开辟出一条路来。

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beat verb (MIX)

C1 to mix something repeatedly using a utensil such as a spoon or whisk

To make an omelette you first beat the eggs. 要做煎蛋饼,必须先把鸡蛋打匀。

beat verb (MOVEMENT)

B1 [ I or T ] to (cause to) make a regular movement or sound

The doctor could feel no pulse beating. 医生感觉不到脉搏的跳动。
Her heart started to beat faster.
The hummingbird beats its wings at great speed. 蜂鸟高速振动翅膀。
beat time

to make a regular sound or movement to music


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beatadjective [ after verb ]

uk /biːt/ us /biːt/ informal

extremely tired

I'm beat - I'm going to bed. 我很累,要去睡觉了。
You've been working too hard, you look dead beat. 你最近工作太辛苦了,看起来非常疲惫。
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uk /biːt/ us /biːt/

beat noun (MOVEMENT)

B2 [ C or U ] a regular movement or sound, especially that made by your heart

I put my head on his chest but I could feel no heartbeat. 我把头贴近他的胸口,但感觉不到他的心跳。
My heart skipped a beat (= I felt very excited) when she said, "Yes, I'll marry you". 当她说出“是的,我愿意嫁给你”时,我激动得心跳顿了一下。

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beat noun (MUSIC)

B2 [ C or U ] in music, a regular emphasis, or a place in the music where such an emphasis is expected

The guitar comes in on the third beat. 吉他在第3拍加入。
Make sure you play on the beat. 表演一定要跟上节拍。
He tapped his foot to the beat (= rhythm) of the music. 他的脚随着音乐的节拍轻轻打着拍子。

beat noun (AREA)

[ 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. 鲍勃当警官在这个区域已经巡逻了20年。
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.


(Translation of “beat” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)