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Definitions of beat
imp. - of Beat 2
p. p. - of Beat 2
v. t. - 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. 2
v. t. - To punish by blows; to thrash. 2
v. t. - To scour or range over in hunting, accompanied with the noise made by striking bushes, etc., for the purpose of rousing game. 2
v. t. - To dash against, or strike, as with water or wind. 2
v. t. - To tread, as a path. 2
v. t. - To overcome in a battle, contest, strife, race, game, etc.; to vanquish or conquer; to surpass. 2
v. t. - To cheat; to chouse; to swindle; to defraud; -- often with out. 2
v. t. - To exercise severely; to perplex; to trouble. 2
v. t. - 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. 2
v. i. - To strike repeatedly; to inflict repeated blows; to knock vigorously or loudly. 2
v. i. - To move with pulsation or throbbing. 2
v. i. - To come or act with violence; to dash or fall with force; to strike anything, as, rain, wind, and waves do. 2
v. i. - To be in agitation or doubt. 2
v. i. - To make progress against the wind, by sailing in a zigzag line or traverse. 2
v. i. - To make a sound when struck; as, the drums beat. 2
v. i. - To make a succession of strokes on a drum; as, the drummers beat to call soldiers to their quarters. 2
v. i. - 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. 2
n. - A stroke; a blow. 2
n. - A recurring stroke; a throb; a pulsation; as, a beat of the heart; the beat of the pulse. 2
n. - 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. 2
n. - A transient grace note, struck immediately before the one it is intended to ornament. 2
n. - A sudden swelling or reenforcement 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. 2
v. i. - A round or course which is frequently gone over; as, a watchman's beat. 2
v. i. - A place of habitual or frequent resort. 2
v. i. - A cheat or swindler of the lowest grade; -- often emphasized by dead; as, a dead beat. 2
a. - Weary; tired; fatigued; exhausted. 2
n. - One that beats, or surpasses, another or others; as, the beat of him. 2
n. - The act of one that beats a person or thing 2
n. - The act of obtaining and publishing a piece of news by a newspaper before its competitors; also, the news itself; a scoop. 2
n. - The act of scouring, or ranging over, a tract of land to rouse or drive out game; also, those so engaged, collectively. 2
n. - A smart tap on the adversary's blade. 2

The word "beat" uses 4 letters: A B E T.

Direct anagrams of beat:
  abet   bate   beta

Words formed by adding one letter before or after beat (in bold), or to abet in any order:
a -   abate   d -   bated   g -   begat   h -   bathe   l -   blate   bleat   table   r -   taber   s -   abets   baste   bates   beast   beats   betas   tabes   t -   betta   u -   beaut   tubae  

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ab   ae   at   ate   ba   bat   be   bet   eat   et   eta   ta   tab   tae   tea  

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