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Beat vs. Lash

Beat and Lash Definitions

Beat

To strike repeatedly.

Lash

A stroke or blow with or as if with a whip.

Beat

To subject to repeated beatings or physical abuse; batter.

Lash

A whip.

Beat

To punish by hitting or whipping; flog.

Lash

The flexible portion of a whip, such as a plait or thong.
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Beat

To strike against repeatedly and with force; pound
Waves beating the shore.

Lash

Punishment administered with a whip.

Beat

To flap (wings, for example).

Lash

A lacerating presence or power
The lash of conscience.

Beat

To strike so as to produce music or a signal
Beat a drum.

Lash

A caustic verbal attack.
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Beat

(Music) To mark or count (time or rhythm), especially with the hands or with a baton.

Lash

An eyelash.

Beat

To shape or break by repeated blows; forge
Beat the glowing metal into a dagger.

Lash

To strike with or as if with a whip.

Beat

To make by pounding or trampling
Beat a path through the jungle.

Lash

To strike against with force or violence
Sleet lashing the roof.
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Beat

To mix rapidly with a utensil
Beat two eggs in a bowl.

Lash

To beat or swing rapidly
The alligator lashed its tail in the water.

Beat

To defeat or subdue, as in a contest.

Lash

To make a scathing oral or written attack against.

Beat

To force to withdraw or retreat
Beat back the enemy.

Lash

To drive or goad; sting
Words that lashed them into action.

Beat

To dislodge from a position
I beat him down to a lower price.

Lash

To move swiftly or violently; thrash
Heard the snake lashing about in the leaves.

Beat

(Informal) To be superior to or better than
Riding beats walking.

Lash

To aim a sudden blow; strike
The mule lashed out with its hind legs.

Beat

(Slang) To perplex or baffle
It beats me.
I don't know the answer.

Lash

To beat; flail
Waves lashing at the shore.

Beat

To avoid or counter the effects of, often by thinking ahead; circumvent
Beat the traffic.

Lash

To make a scathing verbal or written attack. Often used with out
Lashed out at her critics during the interview.

Beat

To arrive or finish before (another)
We beat you home by five minutes.

Lash

To secure or bind, as with a rope, cord, or chain.

Beat

To deprive, as by craft or ability
He beat me out of 20 dollars with his latest scheme.

Lash

The thong or braided cord of a whip, with which the blow is given.

Beat

(Physics) To cause a reference wave to combine with (a second wave) so that the frequency of the second wave can be studied through time variations in the amplitude of the combination.

Lash

(obsolete) A leash in which an animal is caught or held; hence, a snare.

Beat

To inflict repeated blows.

Lash

A stroke with a whip, or anything pliant and tough, often given as a punishment.
The culprit received thirty-nine lashes.

Beat

To pulsate; throb.

Lash

A quick and violent sweeping movement, as of an animal's tail; a swish.

Beat

To emit sound when struck
The gong beat thunderously.

Lash

A stroke of satire or sarcasm; an expression or retort that cuts or gives pain; a cut.

Beat

To strike a drum.

Lash

A hair growing from the edge of the eyelid; an eyelash.

Beat

To flap repeatedly.

Lash

In carpet weaving, a group of strings for lifting simultaneously certain yarns, to form the figure.

Beat

To shine or glare intensely
The sun beat down on us all day.

Lash

An attempt; a go at something.
I'll have a lash.

Beat

To fall in torrents
The rain beat on the roof.

Lash

Looseness between fitted parts, either intentional (as allowance) or unintentional (from error or wear).
Setting the proper valve lash for solid lifters
Excessive lash in the gear train

Beat

To hunt through woods or underbrush in search of game.

Lash

(transitive) To strike with a lash; to whip or scourge with a lash, or with something like one.

Beat

(Nautical) To sail upwind by tacking repeatedly.

Lash

(transitive) To strike forcibly and quickly, as with a lash; to beat, or beat upon, with a motion like that of a lash.

Beat

A stroke or blow, especially one that produces a sound or serves as a signal.

Lash

(transitive) To throw out with a jerk or quickly.

Beat

A pulsation or throb.

Lash

(transitive) To scold; or to satirize; to censure with severity.

Beat

(Physics) A variation in the amplitude of a wave, especially that which results from the superpositioning of two or more waves of different frequencies. When sound waves are combined, the beat is heard as a pulsation in the sound.

Lash

(intransitive) To ply the whip; to strike.

Beat

A steady succession of units of rhythm.

Lash

(intransitive) To utter censure or sarcastic language.

Beat

A gesture used by a conductor to indicate such a unit.

Lash

To fall heavily, especially in the phrase lash down.

Beat

A pattern of stress that produces the rhythm of verse.

Lash

(transitive) To bind with a rope, cord, thong, or chain, so as to fasten.
To lash something to a spar
Lash a pack on a horse's back

Beat

A variable unit of time measuring a pause taken by an actor, as for dramatic effect.

Lash

(obsolete) Remiss, lax.

Beat

The area regularly covered by a reporter, a police officer, or a sentry
Television's culture beat.

Lash

(obsolete) Relaxed.

Beat

The reporting of a news item obtained ahead of one's competitors.

Lash

Soft, watery, wet.

Beat

Often Beat A member of the Beat Generation.

Lash

(Ulster) Excellent, wonderful.
We’re off school tomorrow, it’s gonna be lash!
That Chinese (food) was lash!

Beat

(Informal) Worn-out; fatigued.

Lash

(Britain) Drunk.

Beat

Often Beat Of or relating to the Beat Generation.

Lash

The thong or braided cord of a whip, with which the blow is given.
I observed that your whip wanted a lash to it.

Beat

A stroke; a blow.

Lash

A leash in which an animal is caught or held; hence, a snare.

Beat

A pulsation or throb.
A beat of the heart
The beat of the pulse

Lash

A stroke with a whip, or anything pliant and tough; as, the culprit received thirty-nine lashes.

Beat

(music) A pulse on the beat level, the metric level at which pulses are heard as the basic unit. Thus a beat is the basic time unit of a piece.

Lash

A stroke of satire or sarcasm; an expression or retort that cuts or gives pain; a cut.
The moral is a lash at the vanity of arrogating that to ourselves which succeeds well.

Beat

A rhythm.
I love watching her dance to a pretty drum beat with a bouncy rhythm!

Lash

A hair growing from the edge of the eyelid; an eyelash.

Beat

(music) The rhythm signalled by a conductor or other musician to the members of a group of musicians.

Lash

In carpet weaving, a group of strings for lifting simultaneously certain yarns, to form the figure.

Beat

The instrumental portion of a piece of hip-hop music.

Lash

To strike with a lash; to whip or scourge with a lash, or with something like one.
We lash the pupil, and defraud the ward.

Beat

The interference between two tones of almost equal frequency

Lash

To strike forcibly and quickly, as with a lash; to beat, or beat upon, with a motion like that of a lash; as, a whale lashes the sea with his tail.
And big waves lash the frighted shores.

Beat

(authorship) A short pause in a play, screenplay, or teleplay, for dramatic or comedic effect.

Lash

To throw out with a jerk or quickly.
He falls, and lashing up his heels, his rider throws.

Beat

(by extension) An area of a person's responsibility, especially

Lash

To scold; to berate; to satirize; to censure with severity; as, to lash vice.

Beat

The route patrolled by a police officer or a guard.
To walk the beat

Lash

To ply the whip; to strike; to utter censure or sarcastic language.
To laugh at follies, or to lash at vice.

Beat

(journalism) The primary focus of a reporter's stories (such as police/courts, education, city government, business etc.).

Lash

To bind with a rope, cord, thong, or chain, so as to fasten; as, to lash something to a spar; to lash a pack on a horse's back.

Beat

(dated) An act of reporting news or scientific results before a rival; a scoop.

Lash

Any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids

Beat

That which beats, or surpasses, another or others.
The beat of him

Lash

Leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip

Beat

A precinct.

Lash

A quick blow with a whip

Beat

(dated) A place of habitual or frequent resort.

Lash

Beat severely with a whip or rod;
The teacher often flogged the students
The children were severely trounced

Beat

(AU) An area frequented by gay men in search of sexual activity. See gay beat.

Lash

Lash or flick about sharply;
The lion lashed its tail

Beat

(archaic) A low cheat or swindler.
A dead beat

Lash

Strike as if by whipping;
The curtain whipped her face

Beat

(hunting) The act of scouring, or ranging over, a tract of land to rouse or drive out game; also, those so engaged, collectively.

Lash

Bind with a rope, chain, or cord;
Lash the horse

Beat

(fencing) A smart tap on the adversary's blade.

Beat

(slang) A makeup look; compare beat one's face.

Beat

A beatnik.

Beat

(transitive) To hit; to strike.
As soon as she heard that her father had died, she went into a rage and beat the wall with her fists until her knuckles bled.

Beat

(transitive) To strike or pound repeatedly, usually in some sort of rhythm.
He danced hypnotically while she beat the atabaque.

Beat

(intransitive) To strike repeatedly; to inflict repeated blows; to knock vigorously or loudly.

Beat

(intransitive) To move with pulsation or throbbing.

Beat

(transitive) To win against; to defeat or overcome; to do or be better than (someone); to excel in a particular, competitive event.
Jan had little trouble beating John in tennis. He lost five games in a row.
No matter how quickly Joe finished his test, Roger always beat him.
I just can't seem to beat the last level of this video game.

Beat

To sail to windward using a series of alternate tacks across the wind.

Beat

(transitive) To strike (water, foliage etc.) in order to drive out game; to travel through (a forest etc.) for hunting.

Beat

To mix food in a rapid fashion. Compare whip.
Beat the eggs and whip the cream.

Beat

To persuade the seller to reduce a price.
He wanted $50 for it, but I managed to beat him down to $35.

Beat

(transitive) To indicate by beating or drumming.
To beat a retreat; to beat to quarters

Beat

To tread, as a path.

Beat

To exercise severely; to perplex; to trouble.

Beat

To be in agitation or doubt.

Beat

To make a sound when struck.
The drums beat.

Beat

To make a succession of strokes on a drum.
The drummers beat to call soldiers to their quarters.

Beat

To sound with more or less rapid alternations of greater and lesser intensity, so as to produce a pulsating effect; said of instruments, tones, or vibrations not perfectly in unison.

Beat

(transitive) To arrive at a place before someone.
He beat me there.
The place is empty, we beat the crowd of people who come at lunch.

Beat

To have sexual intercourse.
Bruv, she came in just as we started to beat.

Beat

To rob.
He beat me out of 12 bucks last night.

Beat

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Beat

Exhausted.
After the long day, she was feeling completely beat.

Beat

Dilapidated, beat up.
Dude, you drive a beat car like that and you ain’t gonna get no honeys.

Beat

Having impressively attractive makeup.
Her face was beat for the gods!

Beat

(slang) Boring.

Beat

Ugly.

Beat

Relating to the Beat Generation.
Beat poetry

Beat

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.
Thou shalt beat some of it [spices] very small.
They did beat the gold into thin plates.

Beat

To punish by blows; to thrash.

Beat

To scour or range over in hunting, accompanied with the noise made by striking bushes, etc., for the purpose of rousing game.
To beat the woods, and rouse the bounding prey.

Beat

To dash against, or strike, as with water or wind.
A frozen continent . . . beat with perpetual storms.

Beat

To tread, as a path.
Pass awful gulfs, and beat my painful way.

Beat

To overcome in a battle, contest, strife, race, game, etc.; to vanquish, defeat, or conquer; to surpass or be superior to.
He beat them in a bloody battle.
For loveliness, it would be hard to beat that.

Beat

To cheat; to chouse; to swindle; to defraud; - often with out.

Beat

To exercise severely; to perplex; to trouble.
Why should any one . . . beat his head about the Latin grammar who does not intend to be a critic?

Beat

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.

Beat

To baffle or stump; to defy the comprehension of (a person); as, it beats me why he would do that.

Beat

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.

Beat

To strike repeatedly; to inflict repeated blows; to knock vigorously or loudly.
The men of the city . . . beat at the door.

Beat

To move with pulsation or throbbing.
A thousand hearts beat happily.

Beat

To come or act with violence; to dash or fall with force; to strike anything, as rain, wind, and waves do.
Sees rolling tempests vainly beat below.
They [winds] beat at the crazy casement.
The sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die.
Public envy seemeth to beat chiefly upon ministers.

Beat

To be in agitation or doubt.
To still my beating mind.

Beat

To make progress against the wind, by sailing in a zigzag line or traverse.

Beat

To make a sound when struck; as, the drums beat.

Beat

To make a succession of strokes on a drum; as, the drummers beat to call soldiers to their quarters.

Beat

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.

Beat

A stroke; a blow.
He, with a careless beat,Struck out the mute creation at a heat.

Beat

A recurring stroke; a throb; a pulsation; as, a beat of the heart; the beat of the pulse.

Beat

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.

Beat

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.

Beat

A place of habitual or frequent resort.

Beat

A cheat or swindler of the lowest grade; - often emphasized by dead; as, a dead beat; also, deadbeat.

Beat

One that beats, or surpasses, another or others; as, the beat of him.

Beat

The act of one that beats a person or thing
It's a beat on the whole country.

Beat

The act of scouring, or ranging over, a tract of land to rouse or drive out game; also, those so engaged, collectively.
Bears coming out of holes in the rocks at the last moment, when the beat is close to them.

Beat

A smart tap on the adversary's blade.

Beat

Weary; tired; fatigued; exhausted.
Quite beat, and very much vexed and disappointed.

Beat

A regular route for a sentry or policeman;
In the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name

Beat

The rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart;
He could feel the beat of her heart

Beat

The basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music;
The piece has a fast rhythm
The conductor set the beat

Beat

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

A member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior

Beat

The sound of stroke or blow;
He heard the beat of a drum

Beat

(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

Beat

A regular rate of repetition;
The cox raised the beat

Beat

A stroke or blow;
The signal was two beats on the steam pipe

Beat

The act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing

Beat

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

Beat

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

Beat

Hit repeatedly;
Beat on the door
Beat the table with his shoe

Beat

Move rhythmically;
Her heart was beating fast

Beat

Shape by beating;
Beat swords into ploughshares

Beat

Make a rhythmic sound;
Rain drummed against the windshield
The drums beat all night

Beat

Glare or strike with great intensity;
The sun was beating down on us

Beat

Move with a thrashing motion;
The bird flapped its wings
The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky

Beat

Sail with much tacking or with difficulty;
The boat beat in the strong wind

Beat

Stir vigorously;
Beat the egg whites
Beat the cream

Beat

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

Be superior;
Reading beats watching television
This sure beats work!

Beat

Avoid paying;
Beat the subway fare

Beat

Make a sound like a clock or a timer;
The clocks were ticking
The grandfather clock beat midnight

Beat

Move with a flapping motion;
The bird's wings were flapping

Beat

Indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks;
Beat the rhythm

Beat

Move with or as if with a regular alternating motion;
The city pulsated with music and excitement

Beat

Make by pounding or trampling;
Beat a path through the forest

Beat

Produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly;
Beat the drum

Beat

Strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting

Beat

Beat through cleverness and wit;
I beat the traffic
She outfoxed her competitors

Beat

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

Beat

Wear out completely;
This kind of work exhausts me
I'm beat
He was all washed up after the exam

Beat

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

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