Textual thesaurus for "beat"

(adj) bushed, all in, dead

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

(noun) rhythm, musical rhythm

the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music

the piece has a fast rhythm; the conductor set the beat

(noun) cadence, measure, meter, metre

(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

(noun) pulsation, pulse, heartbeat

the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart

he could feel the beat of her heart

(noun) round

a regular route for a sentry or policeman

in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name

(noun) beatnik

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

(verb) wash up, exhaust, tucker, tucker out

wear out completely

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

(verb) dumbfound, bewilder, baffle, amaze, puzzle, pose, mystify, nonplus, perplex, stick, stupefy, flummox, gravel, get, vex

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

(verb) trounce, crush, vanquish, shell, beat out

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

(verb) outfox, outsmart, outwit, overreach, circumvent

beat through cleverness and wit

I beat the traffic; She outfoxed her competitors

(verb) work over, beat up

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

(verb) scramble

stir vigorously

beat the egg whites; beat the cream

(verb) pulsate, quiver

move with or as if with a regular alternating motion

the city pulsated with music and excitement

(verb) pound, thump

move rhythmically

Her heart was beating fast

(verb) flap

move with a flapping motion

The bird's wings were flapping

(verb) flap

move with a thrashing motion

The bird flapped its wings; The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky

(verb) thrum, drum

make a rhythmic sound

Rain drummed against the windshield; The drums beat all night

(verb) tick, ticktack, ticktock

make a sound like a clock or a timer

the clocks were ticking; the grandfather clock beat midnight

(verb) bunk

avoid paying

beat the subway fare