Translation of "beat" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


verb (DEFEAT) 打敗 uk us /biːt/ (beat, beaten or US ALSO beat)

[ 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。
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 local 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。
US He beat out all the top competitors in his sport. 他擊敗了該項目中所有的頂尖運動員。

informal to be 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 problems 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 tidy up the kitchen, but you've beaten me to it. 我剛準備打掃廚房,你已經搶先做完了。

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