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beat as in 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"

Synonyms

  • all in(p)
  • beat(p)
  • bushed(p)
  • dead(p)
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beat as in 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 from beginning to end; having the shape or form of a circle ; (of sounds) full and rich; (mathematics) expressed to the nearest integer, ten, hundred, or thousand; wind around; make round; pronounce with rounded lips ; attack in speech or writing; bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state; express as a round number; become round, plump, or shapely; a charge of ammunition for a single shot ; an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs; a regular route for a sentry or policeman; (often plural) a series of professional calls (usually in a set order); the activity of playing 18 holes of golf; the usual activities in your day; (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive ; the course along which communications spread; a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic); a cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg ; a partsong in which voices follow each other; an outburst of applause; a crosspiece between the legs of a chair ; any circular or rotating mechanism
beat as in the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
  • "he could feel the beat of her heart"

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  • pulse expand and contract rhythmically; produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses; drive by or as if by pulsation; (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients); the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; the rate at which the heart beats; edible seeds of various pod-bearing plants (peas or beans or lentils etc.)
  • pulsation (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients); a periodically recurring phenomenon that alternately increases and decreases some quantity ; the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
  • heartbeat the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat); an animating or vital unifying force
beat as in the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
  • "the piece has a fast rhythm"
  • "the conductor set the beat"

Synonyms

  • rhythm the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; recurring at regular intervals ; an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs; the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements; natural family planning in which ovulation is assumed to occur 14 days before the onset of a period (the fertile period would be assumed to extend from day 10 through day 18 of her cycle)
  • musical rhythm the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
beat as in 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"
beat as in a member of the beat generation
  • "a nonconformist in dress and behavior"

Synonyms

  • beatnik a member of the beat generation
beat as in the sound of stroke or blow
  • "he heard the beat of a drum"
beat as in (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

    Synonyms

    • meter measure with a meter; stamp with a meter indicating the postage; the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards) ; any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity ; (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse ; rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration
    • metre the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards) ; (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse ; rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration
    • measure determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of; express as a number or measure or quantity; have certain dimensions; evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of; any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify ; a statute in draft before it becomes law; the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; a basis for comparison; (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse ; musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; a container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance
    • cadence (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse ; the close of a musical section ; a recurrent rhythmical series
    beat as in a regular rate of repetition
    • "the cox raised the beat"
    beat as in a stroke or blow
    • "the signal was two beats on the steam pipe"
    beat as in the act of beating to windward
    • "sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing"
    beat as in 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"

    Synonyms

    • beat out come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; beat out a rhythm
    • crush leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated ; a dense crowd of people ; temporary love of an adolescent ; the act of crushing ; come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; break into small pieces; humiliate or depress completely; crush or bruise; make ineffective; become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure
    • shell use explosives on; create by using explosives; fall out of the pod or husk; hit the pitches of hard and regularly; look for and collect shells by the seashore ; come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; remove from its shell or outer covering; remove the husks from; ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals ; hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles ; the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts ; the exterior covering of a bird's egg ; a rigid covering that envelops an object; a very light narrow racing boat ; the housing or outer covering of something; a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners) ; the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod
    • trounce beat severely with a whip or rod; come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; censure severely or angrily
    • vanquish come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
    beat as in 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"

    Synonyms

    • beat up give a beating to; gather
    • work over give a beating to
    beat as in hit repeatedly
    • "beat on the door"
    • "beat the table with his shoe"
    beat as in move rhythmically
    • "Her heart was beating fast"

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    • pound hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; strike or drive against with a heavy impact; move heavily or clumsily; move rhythmically; partition off into compartments; shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits; place or shut up in a pound; break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle; 16 ounces avoirdupois; the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; a unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy ; the basic unit of money in Syria; the basic unit of money in the Sudan; the basic unit of money in Lebanon; formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; the basic unit of money in Egypt; the basic unit of money in Cyprus; a nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec ; United States writer who lived in Europe; a symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain) ; a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs; the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)
    • thump a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects) ; a heavy blow with the hand ; move rhythmically; make a dull sound; hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument
    beat as in shape by beating
    • "beat swords into ploughshares"
    beat as in make a rhythmic sound
    • "Rain drummed against the windshield"
    • "The drums beat all night"

    Synonyms

    • drum make a rhythmic sound; play a percussion instrument ; study intensively, as before an exam; a musical percussion instrument; the sound of a drum; a bulging cylindrical shape; a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids ; a hollow cast iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes ; small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise
    • thrum a thrumming sound; sound with a monotonous hum ; sound the strings of (a stringed instrument); make a rhythmic sound
    beat as in glare or strike with great intensity
    • "The sun was beating down on us"
    beat as in move with a thrashing motion
    • "The bird flapped its wings"
    • "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"

    Synonyms

    • flap any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; an excited state of agitation; the motion made by flapping up and down ; a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body ; a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; move noisily; move with a thrashing motion; move with a flapping motion; make a fuss; pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds
    beat as in sail with much tacking or with difficulty
    • "The boat beat in the strong wind"
    beat as in stir vigorously
    • "beat the egg whites"
    • "beat the cream"

    Synonyms

    • scramble an unceremonious and disorganized struggle ; rushing about hastily in an undignified way ; to move hurriedly; climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling ; bring into random order ; stir vigorously; make unintelligible
    beat as in 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"
    beat as in be superior
    • "Reading beats watching television"
    • "This sure beats work!"
    beat as in avoid paying
    • "beat the subway fare"

    Synonyms

    • bunk avoid paying; provide with a bunk; flee; a long trough for feeding cattle ; a bed on a ship or train; a rough bed (as at a campsite) ; unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements) ; a message that seems to convey no meaning ; beds built one above the other
    beat as in make a sound like a clock or a timer
    • "the clocks were ticking"
    • "the grandfather clock beat midnight"

    Synonyms

    • tick make a clicking or ticking sound; make a sound like a clock or a timer; sew; put a check mark on or near or next to; a metallic tapping sound; any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.; a light mattress
    • ticktock make a sound like a clock or a timer; steady recurrent ticking sound as made by a clock
    • ticktack make a sound like a clock or a timer; system of signalling by hand signs used by bookmakers at racetracks
    beat as in move with a flapping motion
    • "The bird's wings were flapping"

    Synonyms

    • flap any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; an excited state of agitation; the motion made by flapping up and down ; a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body ; a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; move noisily; move with a thrashing motion; move with a flapping motion; make a fuss; pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds
    beat as in indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks
    • "Beat the rhythm"
    beat as in move with or as if with a regular alternating motion
    • "the city pulsated with music and excitement"

    Synonyms

    • pulsate expand and contract rhythmically; move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses
    • quiver shake with fast, tremulous movements; move back and forth very rapidly; move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; a shaky motion; case for holding arrows ; the act of vibrating
    beat as in make by pounding or trampling
    • "beat a path through the forest"
    beat as in produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly
    • "beat the drum"
    beat as in strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
      beat as in beat through cleverness and wit
      • "I beat the traffic"
      • "She outfoxed her competitors"

      Synonyms

      • outwit beat through cleverness and wit
      • overreach fail by aiming too high or trying too hard ; beat through cleverness and wit
      • outsmart beat through cleverness and wit; defeat by more skillful maneuvering
      • outfox outdo someone in trickery ; beat through cleverness and wit
      • circumvent surround so as to force to give up; beat through cleverness and wit; avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
      beat as in 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"

      Synonyms

      • perplex be a mystery or bewildering to; make more complicated
      • vex cause annoyance in; disturb the peace of mind of; change the arrangement or position of ; subject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation; be a mystery or bewildering to
      • stick an implement consisting of a length of wood; a small thin branch of a tree ; a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane ; a rectangular quarter pound block of butter or margarine ; informal terms for the leg; a long implement (usually made of wood) that is shaped so that hockey or polo players can hit a puck or ball ; a long thin implement resembling a length of wood; marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking ; threat of a penalty; put, fix, force, or implant; stay put (in a certain place); stick to firmly; be or become fixed; endure; be a devoted follower or supporter; be loyal to; cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface; fasten with an adhesive material like glue; fasten with or as with pins or nails; fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something; pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument; pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed; come or be in close contact with; saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; be a mystery or bewildering to
      • get a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent ; come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; enter or assume a certain state or condition; cause to move; receive a specified treatment (abstract); reach a destination; go or come after and bring or take back; go through (mental or physical states or experiences); take vengeance on or get even; achieve a point or goal; cause to do; succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; communicate with a place or person; give certain properties to something; move into a desired direction of discourse; grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of; attract and fix; reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot; reach by calculation; acquire as a result of some effort or action; purchase; perceive by hearing; suffer from the receipt of; receive as a retribution or punishment; leave immediately; reach and board; irritate; evoke an emotional response; apprehend and reproduce accurately; earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; overcome or destroy; be a mystery or bewildering to; take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); make (offspring) by reproduction
      • puzzle a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution; a game that tests your ingenuity ; be a mystery or bewildering to; be uncertain about
      • mystify be a mystery or bewildering to; make mysterious
      • baffle a flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy ; be a mystery or bewildering to; hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; restrain the emission of (sound, fluid, etc.)
      • pose affected manners intended to impress others; a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes ; a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display ; introduce; assume a posture as for artistic purposes; pretend to be someone you are not; behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others; put into a certain place or abstract location; be a mystery or bewildering to
      • bewilder be a mystery or bewildering to; cause to be confused emotionally
      • flummox be a mystery or bewildering to
      • stupefy make dull or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or infatuation ; be a mystery or bewildering to; make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow
      • nonplus be a mystery or bewildering to
      • gravel rock fragments and pebbles ; cause annoyance in; cover with gravel; be a mystery or bewildering to
      • amaze affect with wonder; be a mystery or bewildering to
      • dumbfound be a mystery or bewildering to
      beat as in wear out completely
      • "This kind of work exhausts me"
      • "I'm beat"
      • "He was all washed up after the exam"

      Synonyms

      • exhaust gases ejected from an engine as waste products ; system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged ; wear out completely; use up (resources or materials); deplete; use up the whole supply of; eliminate (a substance)
      • wash up wash one's face and hands; carry somewhere (of water or current or waves); wash dishes; be carried somewhere by water or as if by water; wear out completely
      • tucker wear out completely; United States anarchist influential before World War I (1854-1939) ; United States vaudevillian (born in Russia) noted for her flamboyant performances (1884-1966) ; a sewer who tucks ; a detachable yoke of linen or lace worn over the breast of a low-cut dress
      • tucker out wear out completely

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