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According to WordNet, the verb "beat" has 23 sense(s).

201880113 move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast".

201879579 move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement".

202175578 make a sound like a clock or a timer; "the clocks were ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight".

201104852 beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors".

202174830 make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night".

201945938 sail with much tacking or with difficulty; "The boat beat in the strong wind".

201880673 indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks; "Beat the rhythm".

201101913 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".

200075421 wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam".

201418179 stir vigorously; "beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream".

201397210 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".

201399576 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".

202162815 glare or strike with great intensity; "The sun was beating down on us".

202093390 move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping".

201399450 strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting.

202746140 be superior; "Reading beats watching television"; "This sure beats work!".

201624897 shape by beating; "beat swords into ploughshares".

201756006 make by pounding or trampling; "beat a path through the forest".

200622384 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".

202573853 avoid paying; "beat the subway fare".

201398919 hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe".

201726879 produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly; "beat the drum".

202093610 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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