Translation of "beat" - English-Polish dictionary

beat

verb uk us /biːt/ (past tense beat, past participle beaten, also US beat)
DEFEAT [ T ]

B1 to defeat someone in a competition

pokonać
Our team beat Germany 3-1.
HIT [ I, T ]

B2 to hit a person or animal hard many times

bić, pobić
She beat the dog with a stick.
She was beaten to death.
SOUND [ I, T ]

to hit against something hard, making a continuous or regular sound

uderzać, walić
soldiers beating drums
Rain beat against the windows.
GET RID OF [ T ]

to get rid of something bad

pokonać, przezwyciężyć
I'm determined to beat this illness.
HEART [ I ]

B1 When your heart beats, it makes regular movements and sounds.

bić
By the time the doctor arrived, his heart had stopped beating.
BE BETTER [ T ]

to be better than something

być lepszym niż
[ + doing sth ] Being at the youth club beats sitting at home.
you can't beat sth

used to emphasize that something is best

nie ma nic lepszego niż coś
You can't beat Pedro's for a great pizza.
take a lot of/some, etc beating

to be so good or enjoyable that it is hard to find anything better

trudno by znaleźć coś lepszego
This ice cream takes some beating.
FOOD [ T ]

to mix food using hard, quick movements

ubijać
Beat the egg whites until they are stiff.
→ See also beat about the bush , beat/knock the (living) daylights out of sb , off the beaten track , It beats me , beat down , beat sb down , beat sb/sth off , beat sb to sth , beat sb up

(Translation of “beat verb” from the Cambridge English–Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)