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beat

  

      vb  
1    bang, batter, belt     (informal)   break, bruise, buffet, cane, chin     (slang)   clobber     (slang)   cudgel, deck     (slang)   drub, flog, hit, knock, lambast(e), lash, lay one on     (slang)   lick     (informal)   maul, pelt, pound, punch, strike, thrash, thwack, tonk     (informal)   whip  
2    best, blow out of the water     (slang)   bring to their knees, clobber     (slang)   conquer, defeat, excel, knock spots off     (informal)   lick     (informal)   make mincemeat of     (informal)   master, outdo, outrun, outstrip, overcome, overwhelm, pip at the post, put in the shade     (informal)   run rings around     (informal)   stuff     (slang)   subdue, surpass, tank     (slang)   undo, vanquish, wipe the floor with     (informal)  
3    fashion, forge, form, hammer, model, shape, work  
4    flap, flutter, palpitate, pound, pulsate, pulse, quake, quiver, shake, throb, thump, tremble, vibrate  
5    beat it      bugger off     (taboo slang)   depart, exit, fuck off     (offensive taboo slang)   get lost     (informal)   get on one's bike     (Brit. slang)   go away, go to hell     (informal)   hook it     (slang)   hop it     (slang)   leave, make tracks, pack one's bags     (informal)   piss off     (taboo slang)   scarper     (Brit. slang)   scram     (informal)   shoo, skedaddle     (informal)   sling one's hook     (Brit. slang)   vamoose     (slang, chiefly U.S.)  
      n  
6    belt     (informal)   blow, hit, lash, punch, shake, slap, strike, swing, thump  
7    flutter, palpitation, pulsation, pulse, throb  
8    accent, cadence, ictus, measure     (Prosody)   metre, rhythm, stress, time  
9    circuit, course, path, rounds, route, way  
      adj  
10      (slang)   clapped out     (Austral. & N.Z. informal)   exhausted, fatigued, on one's last legs, shagged out     (Brit. slang)   tired, wearied, wiped out     (informal)   worn out, zonked     (slang)  


beat up     
assault, attack, batter, beat the living daylights out of     (informal)   clobber     (slang)   do over     (Brit., Austral. & N.Z. slang)   duff up     (Brit. slang)   fill in     (Brit. slang)   knock about or around, lambast(e), put the boot in     (slang)   thrash, work over     (slang)  
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beat up, beast, beaten, bet

Collaborative Dictionary     English Thesaurus
id.
make a lot of efforts to understand something
exp.
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
adj.
freaky means odd, strange, unusual

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