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English definition of “beating”

beating

noun
 
 
/ˈbiːtɪŋ/
[C] a physical attack on someonePhysical and sexual assault and abductionSexual activity in generalHitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
take a beating to be defeated, criticized, or damaged: Our team took a severe beating in the tournament.Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputationDamaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishingLosing and being defeatedScoring, winning and losing in sport
(Definition of beating from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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