beat translation English to Spanish: Cambridge Dictionary

Translation of "beat" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb /biːt/ ( past tense beat, past participle beaten)
to strike or hit repeatedly
batir, golpear, percutir
He was beating a large drum.
to win against
She beat me in a game of poker.
to mix thoroughly
Lightly beat an egg.
to move in a regular rhythm
latir, pulsar
My heart is beating faster than usual.
to mark or indicate (musical time) with a baton etc
marcar, llevar (el compás)
A conductor beats time for an orchestra.
beater noun
an egg beater.
beating noun
golpeo; latido; batida
The prisoner was given a severe beating.
beaten adjective overcome; defeated
the beaten team He looked tired and beaten.
mixed thoroughly
a beaten egg.
beat about the bush to approach a subject in an indirect way, without coming to the point or making any decision
ir con rodeos
I wish he’d stop beating about the bush, and get to the point.
beat down phrasal verb (of the sun) to give out great heat
picar, calentar mucho
The sun’s rays were beating down on us.
to (force to) lower a price by bargaining
conseguir un buen precio (regateando)
We beat the price down We beat him down to a good price.
beat it (informal) to go away
Beat it, or I’ll hit you! She told her little brother to beat it.
beat off phrasal verb to succeed in overcoming or preventing
The old man beat off the youths who attacked him He beat the attack off easily.
beat a (hasty) retreat to go away in a hurry
batirse en retirada, retirarse precipitadamente, salir pitando, poner pies en polvorosa
The children beat a hasty retreat when the police officer appeared.
beat up phrasal verb to punch, kick or hit (a person) severely and repeatedly
moler a palos
He beat someone up in a night club and was sent to prison.
off the beaten track away from main roads, centres of population etc
lugar apartado/aislado
Their house is in the middle of the countryside, right off the beaten track.
(Definition of beat from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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