Meaning of “beating” in the English Dictionary

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"beating" in American English

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beatingnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbi·t̬ɪŋ/

the act of hitting someone hard and repeatedly:

He escaped a beating.
fig. This chair has taken a beating over the years (= been used often and damaged).

(Definition of “beating” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)