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Translation of "beat" - English-Spanish dictionary

beat

verb /biːt/ ( past tense beat, past participle beaten)
to strike or hit repeatedly batir, golpear, percutir He was beating a large drum. to win against derrotar She beat me in a game of poker. to mix thoroughly batir Lightly beat an egg. to move in a regular rhythm latir, pulsar My heart is beating faster than usual. to mark or indicate (musical time) with a baton etc marcar, llevar (el compás) A conductor beats time for an orchestra. beater noun batidor an egg beater. beating noun golpeo; latido; batida The prisoner was given a severe beating. beaten adjective overcome; defeated derrotado the beaten team He looked tired and beaten. mixed thoroughly batido a beaten egg. beat about the bush to approach a subject in an indirect way, without coming to the point or making any decision ir con rodeos I wish he’d stop beating about the bush, and get to the point. beat down phrasal verb (of the sun) to give out great heat picar, calentar mucho The sun’s rays were beating down on us. to (force to) lower a price by bargaining conseguir un buen precio (regateando) We beat the price down We beat him down to a good price. beat it (informal) to go away largarse Beat it, or I’ll hit you! She told her little brother to beat it. beat off phrasal verb to succeed in overcoming or preventing repeler The old man beat off the youths who attacked him He beat the attack off easily. beat a (hasty) retreat to go away in a hurry batirse en retirada, retirarse precipitadamente, salir pitando, poner pies en polvorosa The children beat a hasty retreat when the police officer appeared. beat up phrasal verb to punch, kick or hit (a person) severely and repeatedly moler a palos He beat someone up in a night club and was sent to prison. off the beaten track away from main roads, centres of population etc lugar apartado/aislado Their house is in the middle of the countryside, right off the beaten track.
(Definition of beat from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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