beat

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beat is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
beat

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Verb[change]

Plain form
beat

Third person singular
beats

Simple past
beat

Past participle
beaten

Present participle
beating

  1. (transitive) If you beat something, you hit it, usually many times.
    It made a loud noise when he beat the drum.
  2. (transitive) If you beat a person or a team, you win and they lose.
    The best team usually beats the worst one.
  3. The past tense of beat.

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Noun[change]

Singular
beat

Plural
beats

  1. (countable) Beat is the rhythm of music.
  2. (countable) A heartbeat.