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Meaning of “beating” - Learner’s Dictionary

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
Translations of “beating”
in Korean 때림…
in Arabic ضَرب…
in Portuguese surra, sova…
in Catalan pallissa…
in Japanese なぐったり蹴ったりすること…
in Italian botte, bastonatura…
in Chinese (Traditional) 戰勝, 失敗, 打敗…
in Russian битье, избиение…
in Turkish dayak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 战胜, 失败, 打败…
in Polish lanie…
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