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heartbeat

noun uk   /ˈhɑːt.biːt/  us   /ˈhɑːrt-/
[C or U] the regular movement or sound that the heart makes as it sends blood around your body: a steady heartbeatthe heartbeat of sth [S] the person or thing that is most important in forming the character of a place, organization, etc. and giving it energy: Keane was the heartbeat of the team.
Translations of “heartbeat”
in Korean 심박동…
in Arabic خَفَقان القَلْب, دَقّات القَلْب…
in Portuguese batimento cardíaco…
in Catalan batec del cor…
in Japanese 心拍, 鼓動…
in Italian battito cardiaco…
in Chinese (Traditional) 心跳, 心跳聲…
in Russian сердцебиение…
in Turkish kalp atışı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 心跳, 心跳声…
in Polish bicie serca, tętno…
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