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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
Alexandrine, Bohemian, about ship, abrade, abscond, accent, accentuation, addle, addled, aerate, agitate, air lane, all in, all up with, alternation, amaze, ambit, amphibrach, amphimacer, anacrusis, anapest, andante tempo, antispast, area, arena, arrhythmia, arsis, article, at a loss, atomize, bacchius, back and fill, baffle, baffled, bailiwick, balk, bamboozle, bamboozled, bang, bar beat, barnacle, barrage, bash, baste, bastinado, baton, batter, bear away, bear off, bear the palm, bear to starboard, beat a ruffle, beat a tattoo, beat about, beat all hollow, beat hollow, beat it, beat off, beat the drum, beat time, beat to windward, beat up, beaten, beaten path, beating, beguile of, belabor, belt, best, bested, better, bicker, bilk, birch, blend, blow, bludgeon, boggle, bone-weary, border, borderland, bout, box off, bray, break, breakaway, brecciate, bring about, bring round, broke, bruise, budget of news, buffalo, buffaloed, buffet, bunco, bung, bung up, bureaucracy, bureaucratism, burn, burn out, bushed, busted, cadence, cadency, caesura, cane, cant, cant round, cast, cast about, catalexis, change course, change the heading, chase, cheat, chinoiserie, chisel, chloriamb, chloriambus, chouse, chouse out of, churn, churn up, circle, circuit, circumvent, clobber, close-haul, clout, club, cog, cog the dice, colon, comb, come about, comminute, compound time, con, confound, confounded, conquer, contriturate, contuse, convulse, copy, count, count the beats, counterpoint, course, cowhide, cozen, cream, cretic, crib, crumb, crumble, crush, cudgel, curry, cut, cycle, cyclicalness, dactyl, dactylic hexameter, daily grind, dance, dash, daze, dazed, dead, dead-and-alive, dead-tired, deadbeat, debilitate, defeat, defeated, defraud, demesne, depart, department, destroy, diaeresis, diastole, diddle, dimeter, din, ding, dipody, disappoint, disarrange, discipline, discomfited, discompose, disintegrate, disquiet, disturb, do, do in, do out of, do up, dochmiac, dog, dog-tired, dog-weary, domain, dominion, done, done for, done in, done up, double a point, down, downbeat, drained, drive, drive away, drive off, drub, drum, drum music, drumbeat, drumfire, drumming, duff, dump, duple time, elegiac, elegiac couplet, elegiac pentameter, emphasis, enervate, epitrite, euchre, exceed, excel, excite, exclusive, exhaust, exhausted, fag, fag out, fagged, fagged out, falcon, fallen, far out, fashion, fatigue, fatigued, feminine caesura, ferment, fetch about, field, finagle, fix, fixed, flag, flagellate, flail, flam, flap, flat, flat broke, fleece, flick, flicker, flight path, flimflam, flip, flit, flitter, flog, floor, floored, flop, flour, flurry, flush, flutter, foam, fob, foil, follow the hounds, foot, forage, forge, form, fowl, fragment, frazzle, free and easy, freeloader, fret, fringy, froth, fuddle, fuddled, fudge, full circle, fustigate, get, give a whipping, give the stick, go about, go hunting, go pitapat, gone, gouge, grain, granulate, granulize, grate, grind, grind to powder, groove, grub, gull, gun, gutter, gybe, gyp, hammer, harass, have, hawk, heartbeat, heartthrob, heave round, hemisphere, heptameter, heptapody, heretical, heroic couplet, heterodox, hexameter, hexapody, hide, hippie, hit the road, hocus, hocus-pocus, hors de combat, horsewhip, hound, hunt, hunt down, iamb, iambic, iambic pentameter, ictus, in a dilemma, in suspense, informal, intermittence, intermittency, ionic, itinerary, jack, jacklight, jade, jibe, jibe all standing, jingle, jog trot, judicial circuit, jurisdiction, keep in suspense, keep time, kinky, knock, knock out, knock up, knocked out, knout, lace, lam, lambaste, lap, largo, larrup, lash, lather, lathered, lay on, leave, leech, level of stress, levigate, lick, licked, lilt, line, loop, luff, luff up, make, manhandle, mantle, march, march tempo, masculine caesura, mash, master, maul, maverick, maze, measure, meter, metrical accent, metrical foot, metrical group, metrical unit, metrics, metron, mill, miss stays, mix, mixed times, molossus, mora, mould, movement, muddle, muddled, mulct, muss up, mystified, mystify, news item, nonplus, nonplussed, not cricket, not done, not kosher, number, numbers, offbeat, on tenterhooks, on the skids, oofless, orb, orbit, original, oscillation, outclass, outdo, outdone, outfight, outgeneral, outmaneuver, outpoint, outrun, outsail, outshine, outstrip, overborne, overcome, overfatigue, overmastered, overmatched, overpowered, overreach, overridden, overstrain, overthrown, overtire, overturned, overweary, overwhelm, overwhelmed, pack the deal, paddle, paeon, pale, palpitate, palpitation, panicked, pant, paradiddle, parasite, paste, path, patter, pelt, pendulum motion, pentameter, pentapody, period, periodicalness, periodicity, perplex, perplexed, perturb, perturbate, pestle, piece, pigeon, pinch, pistol-whip, piston motion, pitapat, pitter-patter, play drum, played out, ply, pommel, poop, poop out, pooped, pooped out, pound, pounding, powder, practice fraud upon, precinct, presto, prevail, prevail over, primary stress, primrose path, proceleusmatic, prosodics, prosody, prostrate, province, prowl after, pulsate, pulsation, pulse, pulverize, pummel, put, put about, put back, put to rout, puzzle, puzzled, pyrrhic, quantity, quiver, rag, ragtime, rake, ransack, rap, rat-a-tat, rat-tat, rat-tat-tat, rataplan, rattattoo, rawhide, ready to drop, realm, reappearance, recurrence, red tape, red-tapeism, reduce to powder, regular wave motion, reoccurrence, return, revolution, rhyme, rhythm, rhythmic pattern, rhythmical stress, ride to hounds, rile, ripple, rise above, road, roil, roll, rook, rotation, rough up, roughen, round, round a point, round trip, rounds, rout, route, routed, routine, rub-a-dub, rubato, ruff, ruffle, ruin, ruined, rummage, rumple, run, run away, run off, rut, sail fine, scam, scattered, scoop, scourge, screw, scrunch, scum, sea lane, search, seasonality, secondary stress, sell gold bricks, series, settle, settled, sextuple time, shake, shake up, shape, shard, shave, sheer, shellac, shift, shikar, shoot, shortchange, shortcut, shred, silenced, simple time, skin, skin alive, skinned, skinned alive, slat, sledgehammer, slew, smash, smear, smell-feast, smite, smother, sound a tattoo, spank, spatter, spell, spent, sphere, splatter, splutter, spondee, sponge, sponger, sport, spot news, sprung rhythm, spume, sputter, squash, squirrel cage, staccato, stack the cards, stalk, stampeded, start, stick, still-hunt, sting, stir, stir up, stone-broke, stony, story, strap, strapped, stress, stress accent, stress pattern, strike, stripe, stroke, stuck, stump, stumped, subdiscipline, subdue, sud, suds, surmount, surpass, swerve, swindle, swing, swing round, swing the stern, swinge, swirl, switch, syncopation, syncope, systole, syzygy, tack, take a dive, tan, tap, tat-tat, tattoo, tempo, tempo rubato, tertiary stress, tetrameter, tetrapody, tetraseme, thesis, thimblerig, thrash, three-quarter time, thresh, throb, throbbing, throw, throw a fight, throw about, thrown, thrum, thump, thumping, thwart, tick, ticktock, time, time pattern, timing, tire, tire out, tire to death, tired out, tired to death, tom-tom, top, touch the wind, tour, track, trade route, trail, traject, trajectory, trajet, trample, transcend, tread, treadmill, tribrach, trim, trimeter, trimmed, triple time, triplet, tripody, triseme, triturate, triumph, triumph over, trochee, trouble, trounce, trounced, truncheon, tucker, tuckered out, turn, turn back, two-four time, unconventional, undo, undone, undulation, unfashionable, unorthodox, upbeat, upset, use up, used up, vanquish, veer, victimize, waggle, walk, wallop, waltz time, washed-up, wave, waver, way out, weak stress, weaken, wear, wear down, wear on, wear out, wear ship, weary, weary unto death, well-worn groove, whack, whacked, whale, wheel, whelmed, whip, whip up, whipped, whisk, whop, wilt, win, wind, wiped out, work up, worn out, worn-out, worst, worsted, yaw
Dictionary Results for beat:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: very tired; "was all in at the end of the day"; "so beat
           I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere"; "bushed
           after all that exercise"; "I'm dead after that long trip"
           [syn: all in(p), beat(p), bushed(p), dead(p)]
    n 1: a regular route for a sentry or policeman; "in the old days
         a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"
         [syn: beat, round]
    2: the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with
       each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
       [syn: pulse, pulsation, heartbeat, beat]
    3: the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; "the piece has a
       fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat" [syn: rhythm,
       beat, musical rhythm]
    4: 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
    5: a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and
       behavior [syn: beatnik, beat]
    6: the sound of stroke or blow; "he heard the beat of a drum"
    7: (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse [syn:
       meter, metre, measure, beat, cadence]
    8: a regular rate of repetition; "the cox raised the beat"
    9: a stroke or blow; "the signal was two beats on the steam
    10: the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible
        to the direction from which the wind is blowing
    v 1: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict;
         "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat
         the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last
         football game" [syn: beat, beat out, crush, shell,
         trounce, vanquish]
    2: give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a
       punishment or as an act of aggression; "Thugs beat him up
       when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher
       used to beat the students" [syn: beat, beat up, work
    3: hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his
    4: move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast" [syn: beat,
       pound, thump]
    5: shape by beating; "beat swords into ploughshares"
    6: make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield";
       "The drums beat all night" [syn: drum, beat, thrum]
    7: glare or strike with great intensity; "The sun was beating
       down on us"
    8: move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings";
       "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky" [syn:
       beat, flap]
    9: sail with much tacking or with difficulty; "The boat beat in
       the strong wind"
    10: stir vigorously; "beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream"
        [syn: beat, scramble]
    11: 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"
    12: be superior; "Reading beats watching television"; "This sure
        beats work!"
    13: avoid paying; "beat the subway fare" [syn: beat, bunk]
    14: make a sound like a clock or a timer; "the clocks were
        ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight" [syn:
        tick, ticktock, ticktack, beat]
    15: move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were
        flapping" [syn: beat, flap]
    16: indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks;
        "Beat the rhythm"
    17: move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the
        city pulsated with music and excitement" [syn: pulsate,
        beat, quiver]
    18: make by pounding or trampling; "beat a path through the
    19: produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly; "beat the drum"
    20: strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for
    21: beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She
        outfoxed her competitors" [syn: outwit, overreach,
        outsmart, outfox, beat, circumvent]
    22: be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I
        don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question
        really stuck me" [syn: perplex, vex, stick, get,
        puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder,
        flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze,
    23: wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm
        beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam" [syn:
        exhaust, wash up, beat, tucker, tucker out]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Scoop \Scoop\, n. [OE. scope, of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. skopa,
   akin to D. schop a shovel, G. sch["u]ppe, and also to E.
   shove. See Shovel.]
   1. A large ladle; a vessel with a long handle, used for
      dipping liquids; a utensil for bailing boats.
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   2. A deep shovel, or any similar implement for digging out
      and dipping or shoveling up anything; as, a flour scoop;
      the scoop of a dredging machine.
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   3. (Surg.) A spoon-shaped instrument, used in extracting
      certain substances or foreign bodies.
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   4. A place hollowed out; a basinlike cavity; a hollow.
      [1913 Webster]

            Some had lain in the scoop of the rock. --J. R.
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   5. A sweep; a stroke; a swoop.
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   6. The act of scooping, or taking with a scoop or ladle; a
      motion with a scoop, as in dipping or shoveling.
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   7. a quantity sufficient to fill a scoop; -- used especially
      for ice cream, dispensed with an ice cream scoop; as, an
      ice cream cone with two scoops.

   8. an act of reporting (news, research results) before a
      rival; also called a beat. [Newspaper or laboratory
      [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

   9. news or information; as, what's the scoop on John's
      divorce?. [informal]

   Scoop net, a kind of hand net, used in fishing; also, a net
      for sweeping the bottom of a river.

   Scoop wheel, a wheel for raising water, having scoops or
      buckets attached to its circumference; a tympanum.
      [1913 Webster]

3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Undulation \Un`du*la"tion\, n. [Cf. F. ondulation.]
   1. The act of undulating; a waving motion or vibration; as,
      the undulations of a fluid, of water, or of air; the
      undulations of sound.
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   2. A wavy appearance or outline; waviness. --Evelyn.
      [1913 Webster]

   3. (Mus.)
      (a) The tremulous tone produced by a peculiar pressure of
          the finger on a string, as of a violin.
      (b) The pulsation caused by the vibrating together of two
          tones not quite in unison; -- called also beat.
          [1913 Webster]

   4. (Physics) A motion to and fro, up and down, or from side
      to side, in any fluid or elastic medium, propagated
      continuously among its particles, but with no translation
      of the particles themselves in the direction of the
      propagation of the wave; a wave motion; a vibration.
      [1913 Webster]

4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Beat \Beat\ (b[=e]t), v. t. [imp. Beat; p. p. Beat,
   Beaten; p. pr. & vb. n. Beating.] [OE. beaten, beten, AS.
   be['a]tan; akin to Icel. bauta, OHG. b[=o]zan. Cf. 1st
   Butt, Button.]
   1. To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as, to
      beat one's breast; to beat iron so as to shape it; to beat
      grain, in order to force out the seeds; to beat eggs and
      sugar; to beat a drum.
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            Thou shalt beat some of it [spices] very small.
                                                  --Ex. xxx. 36.
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            They did beat the gold into thin plates. --Ex.
                                                  xxxix. 3.
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   2. To punish by blows; to thrash.
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   3. To scour or range over in hunting, accompanied with the
      noise made by striking bushes, etc., for the purpose of
      rousing game.
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            To beat the woods, and rouse the bounding prey.
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   4. To dash against, or strike, as with water or wind.
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            A frozen continent . . . beat with perpetual storms.
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   5. To tread, as a path.
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            Pass awful gulfs, and beat my painful way.
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   6. To overcome in a battle, contest, strife, race, game,
      etc.; to vanquish, defeat, or conquer; to surpass or be
      superior to.
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            He beat them in a bloody battle.      --Prescott.
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            For loveliness, it would be hard to beat that. --M.
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   7. To cheat; to chouse; to swindle; to defraud; -- often with
      out. [Colloq.]
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   8. To exercise severely; to perplex; to trouble.
      [1913 Webster]

            Why should any one . . . beat his head about the
            Latin grammar who does not intend to be a critic?
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   9. (Mil.) To give the signal for, by beat of drum; to sound
      by beat of drum; as, to beat an alarm, a charge, a parley,
      a retreat; to beat the general, the reveille, the tattoo.
      See Alarm, Charge, Parley, etc.
      [1913 Webster]

   10. to baffle or stump; to defy the comprehension of (a
       person); as, it beats me why he would do that.
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   11. to evade, avoid, or escape (blame, taxes, punishment);
       as, to beat the rap (be acquitted); to beat the sales tax
       by buying out of state.
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   To beat down, to haggle with (any one) to secure a lower
      price; to force down. [Colloq.]

   To beat into, to teach or instill, by repetition.

   To beat off, to repel or drive back.

   To beat out, to extend by hammering.

   To beat out of a thing, to cause to relinquish it, or give
      it up. "Nor can anything beat their posterity out of it to
      this day." --South.

   To beat the dust. (Man.)
       (a) To take in too little ground with the fore legs, as a
       (b) To perform curvets too precipitately or too low.

   To beat the hoof, to walk; to go on foot.

   To beat the wing, to flutter; to move with fluttering

   To beat time, to measure or regulate time in music by the
      motion of the hand or foot.

   To beat up, to attack suddenly; to alarm or disturb; as, to
      beat up an enemy's quarters.
      [1913 Webster]

   Syn: To strike; pound; bang; buffet; maul; drub; thump;
        baste; thwack; thrash; pommel; cudgel; belabor; conquer;
        defeat; vanquish; overcome.
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5. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Beat \Beat\, v. i.
   1. To strike repeatedly; to inflict repeated blows; to knock
      vigorously or loudly.
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            The men of the city . . . beat at the door.
                                                  --Judges. xix.
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   2. To move with pulsation or throbbing.
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            A thousand hearts beat happily.       --Byron.
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   3. To come or act with violence; to dash or fall with force;
      to strike anything, as rain, wind, and waves do.
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            Sees rolling tempests vainly beat below. --Dryden.
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            They [winds] beat at the crazy casement.
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            The sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he
            fainted, and wished in himself to die. --Jonah iv.
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            Public envy seemeth to beat chiefly upon ministers.
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   4. To be in agitation or doubt. [Poetic]
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            To still my beating mind.             --Shak.
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   5. (Naut.) To make progress against the wind, by sailing in a
      zigzag line or traverse.
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   6. To make a sound when struck; as, the drums beat.
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   7. (Mil.) To make a succession of strokes on a drum; as, the
      drummers beat to call soldiers to their quarters.
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   8. (Acoustics & Mus.) To sound with more or less rapid
      alternations of greater and less intensity, so as to
      produce a pulsating effect; -- said of instruments, tones,
      or vibrations, not perfectly in unison.
      [1913 Webster]

   A beating wind (Naut.), a wind which necessitates tacking
      in order to make progress.

   To beat about, to try to find; to search by various means
      or ways. --Addison.

   To beat about the bush, to approach a subject circuitously.

   To beat up and down (Hunting), to run first one way and
      then another; -- said of a stag.

   To beat up for recruits, to go diligently about in order to
      get helpers or participators in an enterprise.

   To beat the rap, to be acquitted of an accusation; --
      especially, by some sly or deceptive means, rather than to
      be proven innocent.
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6. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Beat \Beat\, a.
   Weary; tired; fatigued; exhausted. [Colloq.]
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         Quite beat, and very much vexed and disappointed.
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7. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Beat \Beat\, n.
   1. One that beats, or surpasses, another or others; as, the
      beat of him. [Colloq.]
      [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   2. The act of one that beats a person or thing; as:
      (a) (Newspaper Cant) The act of obtaining and publishing a
          piece of news by a newspaper before its competitors;
          also, the news itself; -- also called a scoop or
          [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

                It's a beat on the whole country. --Scribner's
          [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
      (b) (Hunting) The act of scouring, or ranging over, a
          tract of land to rouse or drive out game; also, those
          so engaged, collectively. "Driven out in the course of
          a beat." --Encyc. of Sport.
          [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

                Bears coming out of holes in the rocks at the
                last moment, when the beat is close to them.
                                                  --Encyc. of
          [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
      (c) (Fencing) A smart tap on the adversary's blade.
          [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

8. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Beat \Beat\, n.
   1. A stroke; a blow.
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            He, with a careless beat,
            Struck out the mute creation at a heat. --Dryden.
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   2. A recurring stroke; a throb; a pulsation; as, a beat of
      the heart; the beat of the pulse.
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   3. (Mus.)
      (a) The rise or fall of the hand or foot, marking the
          divisions of time; a division of the measure so
          marked. In the rhythm of music the beat is the unit.
      (b) A transient grace note, struck immediately before the
          one it is intended to ornament.
          [1913 Webster]

   4. (Acoustics & Mus.) A sudden swelling or re["e]nforcement
      of a sound, recurring at regular intervals, and produced
      by the interference of sound waves of slightly different
      periods of vibrations; applied also, by analogy, to other
      kinds of wave motions; the pulsation or throbbing produced
      by the vibrating together of two tones not quite in
      unison. See Beat, v. i., 8.
      [1913 Webster]

   5. A round or course which is frequently gone over; as, a
      watchman's beat; analogously, for newspaper reporters, the
      subject or territory that they are assigned to cover; as,
      the Washington beat.
      [1913 Webster +PJC]

   6. A place of habitual or frequent resort.
      [1913 Webster]

   7. A cheat or swindler of the lowest grade; -- often
      emphasized by dead; as, a dead beat; also, deadbeat.
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   Beat of drum (Mil.), a succession of strokes varied, in
      different ways, for particular purposes, as to regulate a
      march, to call soldiers to their arms or quarters, to
      direct an attack, or retreat, etc.

   Beat of a watch, or Beat of a clock, the stroke or sound
      made by the action of the escapement. A clock is in beat
      or out of beat, according as the stroke is at equal or
      unequal intervals.
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