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Beat vs. Stroke: What's the Difference?

Edited by Sumera Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on September 30, 2023
Beat refers to striking repeatedly or the rhythm in music, while stroke involves a smooth, controlled movement or a sudden medical condition affecting the brain.

Key Differences

The words “beat” and “stroke” hold different meanings and are utilized in diverse contexts. The term “beat” can refer to the act of hitting or striking something repeatedly, and it is also used to denote a unit of musical rhythm or the pulsation in a piece of music. Conversely, “stroke” is often used to describe a smooth and controlled movement, like the action in swimming or rowing, and it can also mean a sudden medical condition where the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or reduced.
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Beat, when used in the context of music or rhythm, implies a regular, audible, or visible pulse that organizes music through time. It’s the basic unit that lets musicians and composers structure the timing of the musical piece. The term “stroke,” on the other hand, in relation to movement, denotes a single, coherent motion, often associated with activities requiring technique and control, representing fluidity and seamless action, as opposed to the repetitive and rhythmic nature of a beat.
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In another perspective, “beat” implies a sense of repetitiveness and rhythm, often symbolizing vitality and life, especially when referring to the heartbeat. It suggests regularity and pattern, like the beat of a drum. In contrast, “stroke” when referring to the medical condition, represents a sudden and serious event, typically associated with disruption and crisis, characterized by its sudden onset and the need for immediate medical attention.
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Furthermore, “beat” can also mean overcoming an opponent, as in a competition or a game, portraying victory and achievement. Here, it showcases an element of struggle and conquest. In contrast, a “stroke” of luck represents a sudden and unexpected fortunate event, depicting surprise and unpredictability, highlighting the chance aspect of the occurrence.
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Comparison Chart

Definition

A rhythmic unit in music or a series of strikes.
A smooth movement or a serious medical condition affecting the brain.
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Representation

Regularity, pattern, rhythm, and possibly aggression.
Fluidity, seamless action, crisis, or unexpected fortune.
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Associated Context

Music, rhythm, competition.
Movement, medical conditions, luck.
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Expression Type

Typically expresses repetitiveness and rhythm.
Expresses smoothness, suddenness, or unexpectedness.
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Usage in Sentence

The beat of the drum was steady.
He suffered a stroke due to high blood pressure.
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Beat and Stroke Definitions

Beat

A main accent or rhythmic unit in music or poetry.
The song has a catchy beat.
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Stroke

An act of hitting a ball in sports.
It was a powerful stroke and the ball went out of the park.
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Beat

To strike repeatedly.
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Stroke

A smooth, controlled movement, especially in swimming or rowing.
His strokes were smooth and consistent in the swimming pool.
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Beat

To subject to repeated beatings or physical abuse; batter.
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Stroke

An act of brushing or rubbing.
She gave the cat a gentle stroke.
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Beat

To punish by hitting or whipping; flog.
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Stroke

The act or an instance of striking, as with the hand, a weapon, or a tool; a blow or impact.
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Beat

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

The striking of a bell or gong.
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Beat

To flap (wings, for example).
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Stroke

The sound so produced.
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Beat

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

The time so indicated
At the stroke of midnight.
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Beat

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

A sudden action or process having a strong impact or effect
A stroke of lightning.
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Beat

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

A sudden occurrence or result
A stroke of luck.
A stroke of misfortune.
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Beat

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

A sudden severe attack, as of paralysis or sunstroke.
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Beat

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

A sudden loss of brain function caused by a blockage or rupture of a blood vessel to the brain, characterized by loss of muscular control, diminution or loss of sensation or consciousness, dizziness, slurred speech, or other symptoms that vary with the extent and severity of the damage to the brain. Also called cerebral accident, cerebrovascular accident.
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Beat

To defeat or subdue, as in a contest.
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Stroke

An inspired or effective idea or act
A stroke of genius.
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Beat

To force to withdraw or retreat
Beat back the enemy.
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Stroke

A single uninterrupted movement, especially when repeated or in a back-and-forth motion
The stroke of a pendulum.
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Beat

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

A keystroke.
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Beat

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

Any of a series of movements of a piston from one end of the limit of its motion to another.
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Beat

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

A single completed movement of the limbs and body, as in swimming or rowing.
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Beat

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

The manner or rate of executing such a movement
My favorite stroke is butterfly. She had a very rapid stroke.
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Beat

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

The rower who sits nearest the coxswain or the stern and sets the tempo for the other rowers.
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Beat

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

The position occupied by this person.
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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.
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Stroke

A movement of the upper torso and arms for the purpose of striking a ball, as in golf or tennis.
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Beat

To inflict repeated blows.
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Stroke

The manner of executing such a movement.
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Beat

To pulsate; throb.
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Stroke

A scoring unit in golf counted for such a movement
Finished six strokes under par.
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Beat

To emit sound when struck
The gong beat thunderously.
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Stroke

A single mark made by a writing or marking implement, such as a pen.
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Beat

To strike a drum.
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Stroke

The act of making such a mark.
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Beat

To flap repeatedly.
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Stroke

A printed line in a graphic character that resembles such a mark.
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Beat

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

A distinctive effect or deft touch, as in literary composition.
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Beat

To fall in torrents
The rain beat on the roof.
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Stroke

A light caressing movement, as of the hand.
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Beat

To hunt through woods or underbrush in search of game.
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Stroke

To mark with a single short line.
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Beat

(Nautical) To sail upwind by tacking repeatedly.
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Stroke

To draw a line through; cancel
Stroked out the last sentence.
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Beat

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

(Nautical) To set the pace for (a rowing crew).
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Beat

A pulsation or throb.
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Stroke

To hit or propel (a ball, for example) with a smoothly regulated swing.
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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.
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Stroke

To make or perform a stroke.
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Beat

A steady succession of units of rhythm.
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Stroke

(Nautical) To row at a particular rate per minute.
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Beat

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

To rub lightly with or as if with the hand or something held in the hand; caress.
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Beat

A pattern of stress that produces the rhythm of verse.
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Stroke

(Informal) To behave attentively or flatteringly toward (someone), especially in order to restore confidence or gain cooperation.
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Beat

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

An act of hitting; a blow, a hit.
A stroke on the chin
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Beat

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

An act of striking with a weapon; a blow.
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Beat

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

A single movement with a tool; also, an impact of a tool on an object.
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Beat

Often Beat A member of the Beat Generation.
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Stroke

An act, or the sound, of the clapper or hammer of a clock hitting a bell or other striking mechanism; hence, the time when such a strike occurs.
On the stroke of midnight
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Beat

(Informal) Worn-out; fatigued.
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Stroke

(ball games) An act of hitting or trying to hit a ball; also, the manner in which this is done.
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Beat

Often Beat Of or relating to the Beat Generation.
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Stroke

A movement similar to that of hitting.
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Beat

A stroke; a blow.
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Stroke

One of a series of beats or movements against a resisting medium, by means of which movement through or upon it is accomplished.
The stroke of a bird’s wing in flying
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Beat

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

A beat or throb, as of the heart or pulse.
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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.
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Stroke

(technology) A single movement or thrust of a part (such as a piston) of a machine that moves back and forth; also, the length of this movement.
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Beat

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

(figuratively)
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Beat

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

An act causing hurt or death, especially when seen as divine punishment.
The stroke of death
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Beat

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

A damaging occurrence, especially if sudden; a blow, a calamity.
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Beat

The interference between two tones of almost equal frequency
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Stroke

An amount of work; specifically, a large amount of business or work.
A stroke of business
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Beat

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

A powerful or sudden effort by which something is done or produced; also, something accomplished by such an effort; an achievement, a feat.
A stroke of genius
A master stroke of policy
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Beat

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

A movement of a brush in painting, of a chisel in carving, of a pen, pencil, or such implement in drawing or writing, etc., in one direction; hence, a line or mark made on a surface by such an implement.
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Beat

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

A distinctive expression in a written composition; a touch.
To give some finishing strokes to an essay
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Beat

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

Influence; power.
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Beat

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

(turn-based games) A masterful or effective action.
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Beat

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

(medicine) The loss of brain function arising when the blood supply to the brain is suddenly interrupted.
Suffer a stroke
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Beat

A precinct.
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Stroke

(sciences) An individual discharge of lightning, particularly if causing damage.
A flash of lightning may be made up of several strokes. If they are separated by enough time for the eye to distinguish them, the lightning will appear to flicker.
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Beat

(dated) A place of habitual or frequent resort.
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Stroke

(obsolete)
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Beat

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

The effect or result of a striking; affliction or injury; a bruise or wound; soreness.
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Beat

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

Chiefly in to have a good stroke: appetite.
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Beat

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

(medicine) A sudden attack of any illness, especially if causing loss of consciousness or movement, or when fatal.
A stroke of apoplexy
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Beat

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

(music) A bow or pluck of a string or strings of a stringed instrument; also, the manner in which a musical instrument is played; hence, a melody, a tune.
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Beat

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

An act of moving one's hand or an object along a surface in one direction, touching it lightly; a caress.
She gave the cat a stroke.
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Beat

A beatnik.
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Stroke

(figuratively)
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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.
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Stroke

A gesture of assurance given as encouragement; specifically (psychoanalysis) in transactional analysis: a (generally positive) reaction expressed to a person which fulfils their desires or needs.
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Beat

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

A flattering or friendly act, comment, etc., done or made to a person to influence them.
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Beat

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

(transitive)
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Beat

(intransitive) To move with pulsation or throbbing.
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Stroke

To draw the horizontal line across the upright part (of the letter t).
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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.
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Stroke

Followed by out or through: to draw a line or lines through (text) to indicate that it is deleted; to cancel, to strike or strike out.
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Beat

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

Of a bell or clock: to chime or sound to indicate (the hour, the time, etc.).
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Beat

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

(rare) To mark (something) with lines or stripes; to stripe.
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Beat

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

(ball games) To hit or kick (the ball) with a flowing or smooth motion; also, to score (a goal, a point, etc.) by doing so.
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Beat

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

(rowing)
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Beat

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

(swimming) To strike (the water) with one's arms and legs when swimming.
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Beat

To tread, as a path.
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Stroke

(obsolete) To depict (something) with a paintbrush.
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Beat

To exercise severely; to perplex; to trouble.
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Stroke

(intransitive)
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Beat

To be in agitation or doubt.
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Stroke

(medicine) Chiefly followed by out: to suffer loss of brain function when the blood supply to the brain is suddenly interrupted; to have a stroke (noun sense 4).
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Beat

To make a sound when struck.
The drums beat.
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Stroke

(swimming) To swim by making co-ordinated movements with the arms and legs.
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Beat

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

To move one's hand or an object (such as a broom or brush) along (a surface) in one direction, touching it lightly; to caress.
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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.
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Stroke

To bring (something) to a certain condition by stroking (sense 1).
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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.
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Stroke

(figuratively)
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Beat

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

To give assurance to (someone) through encouragement.
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Beat

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

To influence (someone) by convincing or flattering them.
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Beat

Inflection of [[:en:#Etymology_1
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Stroke

(agriculture) To milk (a cow or other animal); especially, to squeeze the teat of (a cow, etc.) to extract the last bit of milk from the udder; to strap dialectal, to strip.
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Beat

Inflection of [[:en:#Etymology_1
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Stroke

(masonry) To give a finely fluted surface to (stone) by carving it with a tool.
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Beat

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

(obsolete)
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Beat

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

To sharpen (a knife or other cutting instrument) by honing or rubbing it against a surface.
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Beat

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

(figuratively) To soothe (someone); also, to flatter or indulge (someone).
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Beat

(slang) Boring.
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Stroke

Struck.
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Beat

Ugly.
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Stroke

The act of striking; a blow; a hit; a knock; esp., a violent or hostile attack made with the arm or hand, or with an instrument or weapon.
His hand fetcheth a stroke with the ax to cut down the tree.
A fool's lips enter into contention and his mouth calleth for strokes.
He entered and won the whole kingdom of Naples without striking a stroke.
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Beat

Relating to the Beat Generation.
Beat poetry
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Stroke

The result of effect of a striking; injury or affliction; soreness.
In the day that Lord bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
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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.
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Stroke

The striking of the clock to tell the hour.
Well, but what's o'clock?- Upon the stroke of ten. - Well, let is strike.
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Beat

To punish by blows; to thrash.
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Stroke

A gentle, caressing touch or movement upon something; a stroking.
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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.
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Stroke

A mark or dash in writing or printing; a line; the touch of a pen or pencil; as, an up stroke; a firm stroke.
O, lasting as those colors may they shine,Free as thy stroke, yet faultless as thy line.
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Beat

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

Hence, by extension, an addition or amandment to a written composition; a touch; as, to give some finishing strokes to an essay.
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Beat

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

A sudden attack of disease; especially, a fatal attack; a severe disaster; any affliction or calamity, especially a sudden one; as, a stroke of apoplexy; the stroke of death.
At this one stroke the man looked dead in law.
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Nov 04, 2022

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.
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Nov 04, 2022

Stroke

A throb or beat, as of the heart.
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Beat

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

One of a series of beats or movements against a resisting medium, by means of which movement through or upon it is accomplished; as, the stroke of a bird's wing in flying, or an oar in rowing, of a skater, swimmer, etc.
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Nov 04, 2022

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?
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Nov 04, 2022

Stroke

A powerful or sudden effort by which something is done, produced, or accomplished; also, something done or accomplished by such an effort; as, a stroke of genius; a stroke of business; a master stroke of policy.
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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.
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Stroke

The movement, in either direction, of the piston plunger, piston rod, crosshead, etc., as of a steam engine or a pump, in which these parts have a reciprocating motion; as, the forward stroke of a piston; also, the entire distance passed through, as by a piston, in such a movement; as, the piston is at half stroke.
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Nov 04, 2022

Beat

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

Power; influence.
He has a great stroke with the reader.
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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.
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Stroke

Appetite.
The oars where silver,Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke.
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Beat

To strike repeatedly; to inflict repeated blows; to knock vigorously or loudly.
The men of the city . . . beat at the door.
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Nov 04, 2022

Stroke

To strike.
Ye mote with the plat sword againStroken him in the wound, and it will close.
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Beat

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

To rib gently in one direction; especially, to pass the hand gently over by way of expressing kindness or tenderness; to caress; to soothe.
He dried the falling drops, and, yet more kind,He stroked her cheeks.
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Nov 04, 2022

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.
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Nov 04, 2022

Stroke

To make smooth by rubbing.
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Beat

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

To give a finely fluted surface to.
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Beat

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

To row the stroke oar of; as, to stroke a boat.
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Beat

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

(sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand;
It took two strokes to get out of the bunker
A good shot require good balance and tempo
He left me an almost impossible shot
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Nov 04, 2022

Beat

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

The maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
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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.
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Stroke

A sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
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Beat

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

A light touch
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Beat

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

A light touch with the hands
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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.
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Stroke

The oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew
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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.
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Stroke

A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
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Beat

A place of habitual or frequent resort.
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Stroke

A mark made by a writing implement (as in cursive writing)
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Beat

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

Any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
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Beat

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

A single complete movement
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Beat

The act of one that beats a person or thing
It's a beat on the whole country.
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Nov 04, 2022

Stroke

Touch lightly and with affection, with brushing motions;
He stroked his long beard
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Nov 04, 2022

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.
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Nov 04, 2022

Stroke

Strike a ball with a smooth blow
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Beat

A smart tap on the adversary's blade.
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Stroke

Row at a particular rate
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Beat

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

Treat gingerly or carefully;
You have to stroke the boss
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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
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Nov 04, 2022

Stroke

A sudden medical condition due to interrupted blood supply to the brain.
She was rushed to the hospital after suffering a stroke.
Harlon Moss
Sep 30, 2023

Beat

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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Nov 04, 2022

Stroke

A fortunate occurrence; a stroke of luck.
Finding that rare coin was a real stroke of luck.
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Sep 30, 2023

Beat

The basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music;
The piece has a fast rhythm
The conductor set the beat
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Nov 04, 2022

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
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Beat

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

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

(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
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Beat

A regular rate of repetition;
The cox raised the beat
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Beat

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

The act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing
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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
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Nov 04, 2022

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
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Nov 04, 2022

Beat

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

Move rhythmically;
Her heart was beating fast
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Beat

Shape by beating;
Beat swords into ploughshares
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Beat

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

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

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

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

Stir vigorously;
Beat the egg whites
Beat the cream
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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
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Beat

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

Avoid paying;
Beat the subway fare
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Beat

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

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

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

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

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

Produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly;
Beat the drum
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Beat

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

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

Wear out completely;
This kind of work exhausts me
I'm beat
He was all washed up after the exam
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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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Nov 04, 2022

Beat

To overcome, as in a competition or conflict.
Our team beat the opponents.
Harlon Moss
Sep 30, 2023

Beat

The sound made by the striking of a heart or a clock.
The beat of the clock was loud and clear.
Janet White
Sep 30, 2023

Beat

A regular route or area assigned to a policeman, mail carrier, etc.
The officer patrolled his beat diligently.
Harlon Moss
Sep 30, 2023

FAQs

Can stroke denote a smooth and controlled movement?

Yes, especially in activities like swimming or rowing.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 30, 2023

Is a beat always audible?

Not necessarily; it can also be a silent rhythmic unit or a visible pulse.
Janet White
Sep 30, 2023

Can the word beat also refer to a regular route of a policeman?

Yes, it's called a “beat” where a policeman regularly patrols.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 30, 2023

Can stroke represent a seamless action?

Yes, it often represents fluidity and seamless action.
Aimie Carlson
Sep 30, 2023

Can beat refer to rhythm in music?

Yes, a beat is a rhythmic unit in music.
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Sep 30, 2023

Can you have a stroke of luck?

Yes, it means experiencing a sudden and unexpected fortunate event.
Sara Rehman
Sep 30, 2023

Can the term stroke refer to an act of brushing?

Yes, it can refer to an act of gently brushing or rubbing.
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Sep 30, 2023

Can the word beat imply victory?

Yes, to beat can mean to overcome or win against an opponent.
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Sep 30, 2023

Is a stroke always related to medical conditions?

No, stroke can also refer to a movement, hitting a ball in sports, or a fortunate occurrence.
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Sep 30, 2023

Is the term beat associated with aggression?

It can be, especially when it refers to striking repeatedly.
Aimie Carlson
Sep 30, 2023

Does the beat always imply regularity and pattern?

Typically, yes, especially in the context of music and rhythm.
Harlon Moss
Sep 30, 2023

Is beat used to describe the sound of the heart?

Yes, the rhythmic sound of the heart is often described as a beat.
Janet White
Sep 30, 2023

Can the word stroke relate to hitting a ball in sports?

Absolutely, especially in games like tennis or baseball.
Sara Rehman
Sep 30, 2023

Can the beat be a measure of time in music?

Yes, it is a fundamental measure of time in music, organizing the rhythm.
Sara Rehman
Sep 30, 2023

Is a stroke always deliberate and controlled?

Not always, as in the medical condition or a stroke of luck, it is sudden and unexpected.
Aimie Carlson
Sep 30, 2023
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