Translation of "beat" - English-Russian dictionary

beat

verb uk us /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.
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.
SOUND [ I, T ]

to hit against something hard, making a continuous or regular sound

бить, колотить
soldiers beating drums
Rain beat against the windows.
GET RID OF [ T ]

to get rid of something bad

побеждать, справляться
I'm determined to beat this illness.
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.
BE BETTER [ T ]

to be better than something

быть лучше
[ + doing sth ] Being at the youth club beats sitting at home.
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.
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.
FOOD [ T ]

to mix food using hard, quick movements

взбивать
Beat the egg whites until they are stiff.
→ 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

(Translation of “beat verb” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)