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beat

noun [C]
 
 
/biːt/
REGULAR SOUND B2 a regular sound that is made by your heart or by something hitting a surface: a heart beat the beat of a drumThe circulatory system and blood
RHYTHM B2 the main rhythm of a piece of music: loud music with a repetitive beatTechnical music terms
AREA the area of a town or city that a police officer walks around regularly: Having more police officers on the beat (= walking around their beat) should help to reduce crime.The police generally
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