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English definition of “beam”

beam

verb [I or T] (SEND OUT)    /biːm/
to send out a beam of light , an electrical or radio signal , etc.: The sun beamed (= shone brightly ) down on the boat as it drifted along. The concert was beamed (= broadcast ) by satellite all over the world .Emitting and casting light
(Definition of beam verb (SEND OUT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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