Meaning : A regular route for a sentry or policeman.
In the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name.
Synonyms : round
Meaning : A single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies. Has a frequency equal to the difference between the two oscillations.
Meaning : A member of the beat generation. A nonconformist in dress and behavior.
Synonyms : beatnik
Meaning : The sound of stroke or blow.
He heard the beat of a drum.
Meaning : A regular rate of repetition.
The cox raised the beat.
Meaning : A stroke or blow.
The signal was two beats on the steam pipe.
Meaning : The act of beating to windward. Sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing.
Meaning : Hit repeatedly.
Beat on the door.
Beat the table with his shoe.
Meaning : Shape by beating.
Beat swords into ploughshares.
Meaning : Glare or strike with great intensity.
The sun was beating down on us.
Meaning : Move with a thrashing motion.
The bird flapped its wings.
The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky.
Synonyms : flap
Meaning : Sail with much tacking or with difficulty.
The boat beat in the strong wind.
Meaning : Stir vigorously.
Beat the egg whites.
Beat the cream.
Synonyms : scramble
Meaning : Strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music.
Beat one's breast.
Beat one's foot rhythmically.
Meaning : Be superior.
Reading beats watching television.
This sure beats work!.
Meaning : Avoid paying.
Beat the subway fare.
Synonyms : bunk
Meaning : Move with a flapping motion.
The bird's wings were flapping.
Synonyms : flap
Meaning : Indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks.
Beat the rhythm.
Meaning : Make by pounding or trampling.
Beat a path through the forest.
Meaning : Produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly.
Beat the drum.
Meaning : Strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting.