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beat

verb     /biːt/ ( past tense beat, past participle beaten, also US beat)
DEFEAT [T]
B1 to defeat someone in a competition побеждать Our team beat Germany 3-1.Scoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeatedWinning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
HIT [I, T]
B2 to hit a person or animal hard many times избивать She beat the dog with a stick. She was beaten to death.Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing painPhysical and sexual assault and abductionSexual activity in general
SOUND [I, T]
to hit against something hard, making a continuous or regular sound бить, колотить soldiers beating drums Rain beat against the windows.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
GET RID OF [T]
to get rid of something bad побеждать, справляться I'm determined to beat this illness.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
HEART [I]
B1 When your heart beats, it makes regular movements and sounds. биться By the time the doctor arrived, his heart had stopped beating.Sounds made by objects, movement or impactThe circulatory system and blood
BE BETTER [T]
to be better than something быть лучше [+ doing sth] Being at the youth club beats sitting at home.Extremely good
you can't beat sth
used to emphasize that something is best тебе не превзойти You can't beat Pedro's for a great pizza.Good, better and bestInformal words for goodQuite good, or not very good
take a lot of/some, etc beating
to be so good or enjoyable that it is hard to find anything better нет ничего лучше This ice cream takes some beating.Extremely good
FOOD [T]
to mix food using hard, quick movements взбивать Beat the egg whites until they are stiff.Preparing foodPreparing food using heat
→  See also beat about the bush , beat/knock the (living) daylights out of sb , off the beaten track , It beats me , beat down , beat sb down , beat sb/sth off , beat sb to sth , beat sb up
(Definition of beat verb from the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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