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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. 西蒙在打網球時總是贏我。
Holland beat Belgium (by) 3–1. 荷蘭隊以3比1戰勝比利時隊。
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. 在第一輪比賽中,我們隊被對手輕易地/毫不費力地/徹底打敗了。
The Nationalists were narrowly beaten in the election. 民族主義者在地方選舉中以些微差距落敗。
He beat me fair and square (= without cheating). 他光明磊落地擊敗了我。
They were beaten hands down (= completely) by their opponents. 他們被對手徹底打敗了。
She has beaten her own record of three minutes ten seconds. 她打破了自己創下的3分10秒紀錄。

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

[ + -ing verb ] Taking the bus sure beats walking. 坐公車當然比走路好。
slang Taking the bus beats the hell out of (= is much better than) walking all the way there. 坐公車比一路走到那裡要好得多。
You can't beat (= there is nothing more enjoyable than) a cold beer on a hot afternoon. 在炎熱的下午,沒有甚麼比喝上一杯冰鎮啤酒更舒爽的了。

[ 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. 我們在早上盡量早點出門,以避開交通擠塞。
I always do my shopping early to beat the rush. 我總是很早就去購物,以避開交通繁忙的時段。
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. 我剛準備打掃廚房,你已經搶先做完了。

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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. 他們看見他用棍子打他的狗。
The child had been brutally/savagely beaten. 孩子遭到毒打。
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. 打起鼓來。
The rain was beating down incessantly on the tin roof. 雨點不斷地打在鐵皮屋頂上。
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. 我們在矮樹叢中開闢出一條路來。

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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. 要做英式煎蛋,必須先把雞蛋打勻。

beat verb (MOVEMENT)

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

The doctor could feel no pulse beating. 醫生感覺不到脈搏的跳動。
Her heart started to beat faster.
The hummingbird beats its wings at great speed. 蜂鳥高速振動翅膀。
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,要去睡覺了。
You've been working too hard, you look dead beat. 你最近工作太辛苦了,看起來非常疲憊。
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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. 我把頭貼近他的胸口,但感覺不到他的心跳。
My heart skipped a beat (= I felt very excited) when she said, "Yes, I'll marry you". 當她說出「是的,我願意嫁給你」時,我激動得心跳停了一下。

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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. 吉他在第三拍加入。
Make sure you play on the beat. 表演時一定要跟上節拍。
He tapped his foot to the beat (= rhythm) of the music. 他的腳隨著音樂的節拍,輕輕地打著拍子。

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. 鮑勃當上警官,在這個區域裡已經巡邏了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 (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)