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beat one's brain out id.
make a lot of efforts to understand something

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exp.
stop talking; refrain from saying something
informal
exp.
be kept waiting
exp.
to lose one's temper
very familiar
exp.
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
exp.
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
exp.
get rid of a strong feeling towards something or someone
[Informal] If you have done something wrong, tell him and get it out of your system. After the break up, it took him some while to get her out of his system.
v.
snubbing people by using one's mobile phone
[Neologism] portmanteau word : phone + snubbing
exp.
go for something, take one's chances
v.
the act of pushing one's face in between two ample breasts, and rocking one's head side to side very rapidly while making a vigorous, lip-vibrating "brrr" sound
[Slang]
v.
make an obscene and offensive gesture at someone by closing one's fist and extending one's middle finger upwards, interpreted as"Sod off!"; [US] flip (sb) off / flip (sb) the bird
Ex.: he has an unfortunate tendency and somewhat dangerous habit of giving the finger to motorists who cut in front of him.
id.
to attempt or take on a task that is way to big and beyond one's capability
I wonder if that craftsman will be able to fulfil the three commitments he took on at the same time; in my opinion he bites off more than he can chew!
exp.
a sample of the unpleasantness that one has been giving other people
[Fig.]
n.
Abandoning something that one has intimate knowledge of for something unknown and probably highly risky to one's well-being.
n.
it's a unintended call which happens when the keys are not blocked in one's pocket
n.
posting a picture of one's pet on social media, with a sign describing the animal's wrongdoing
more specific: cat shaming or dog shaming
exp.
symbolically killing one’s internet unique identity.
[Tech.]
n.
Affectionate term used to address or refer to one's girlfriend, boyfriend, spouse, etc. The acronym means Before Anything Else.
[Fam.] Exemple: I love you, bae.
exp.
a poetic or humorous way of expressing one's fervent wish for somehting
oh for a bit of sunshine!
n.
a photo of one's suntanned legs usually taken with a smartphone and shared on social media
[Neologism] combination of "legs" and "selfie". Legsies are commonly used to brag about one's vacation
n.
tempting someone with promise of reward (an attractive person in general) to reveal information or to test one's partner loyalty, faithfulness : can be for lovers, business partners, espionage
n.
the fear of being unable to use one's mobile phone
This can happen when losing the device, when out of battery, credit or network coverage
n.
dominant position, use of an office with power and influence to expose or impose one's views
canned by Theodore Roosevelt
exp.
act in accordance with what is set verbally; apply what one's preaching for; double words by action;
often used in combination with "talk the talk".
v.
take a decision based on one's subjective conclusions, when objective evidence is not available
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beat

  

      vb   , beats, beating, beat, beaten, beat  
1    when intr, often follby against, on, etc   to strike with or as if with a series of violent blows; dash or pound repeatedly (against)  
2    tr   to punish by striking; flog  
3    to move or cause to move up and down; flap  
the bird beat its wings heavily     
4    intr   to throb rhythmically; pulsate  
her heart beat fast     
5    tr   to make (one's way) by or as if by blows  
she beat her way out of the crowd     
6    tr; sometimes foll by: up     (Cookery)   to stir or whisk (an ingredient or mixture) vigorously  
7    tr; sometimes foll by: out   to shape, make thin, or flatten (a piece of metal) by repeated blows  
8    tr     (Music)   to indicate (time) by the motion of one's hand, baton, etc., or by the action of a metronome  
9    when tr, sometimes foll by: out   to produce (a sound or signal) by or as if by striking a drum  
10    to sound or cause to sound, by or as if by beating  
beat the drums!     
11    to overcome (an opponent) in a contest, battle, etc  
12    tr; often foll by: back, down, off etc   to drive, push, or thrust  
13    tr   to arrive or finish before (someone or something);anticipate or forestall  
they set off early to beat the rush hour     
14    tr   to form (a path or track) by repeatedly walking or riding over it  
15    to scour (woodlands, coverts, or undergrowth) so as to rouse game for shooting  
16    tr  
Slang   to puzzle or baffle  
it beats me how he can do that     
17    intr     (Physics)   (of sounds or electrical signals) to combine and produce a pulsating sound or signal  
18    intr     (Nautical)   to steer a sailing vessel as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing  
19    tr  
Slang     (chiefly U.S.)   to cheat or defraud  
he beat his brother out of the inheritance     
20    beat about the bush   to avoid the point at issue; prevaricate  
21    beat a retreat   to withdraw or depart in haste  
22    beat it  
Slang   often imperative   to go away  
23    beat one's breast      See       breast       10  
24    beat someone's brains out  
Slang   to kill by knocking severely about the head  
25    beat someone to it  
Informal   to reach a place or achieve an objective before someone else  
26    beat the bounds     (Brit)   (formerly) to define the boundaries of a parish by making a procession around them and hitting the ground with rods  
27    can you beat it or that?  
Slang   an expression of utter amazement or surprise  
      n  
28    a stroke or blow  
29    the sound made by a stroke or blow  
30    a regular sound or stroke; throb  
31   
a    an assigned or habitual round or route, as of a policeman or sentry  
b    (as modifier)  
beat police officers     
32    the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music, usually grouped in twos, threes, or fours  
33   
a    pop or rock music characterized by a heavy rhythmic beat  
b    (as modifier)  
a beat group     
34      (Physics)   one of the regular pulses produced by combining two sounds or electrical signals that have similar frequencies  
35      (Horology)   the impulse given to the balance wheel by the action of the escapement  
36      (Prosody)   the accent, stress, or ictus in a metrical foot  
37      (Nautical)   a course that steers a sailing vessel as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing  
38   
a    the act of scouring for game by beating  
b    the organized scouring of a particular woodland so as to rouse the game in it  
c    the woodland where game is so roused  
39       short for       beatnik  
40      (Fencing)   a sharp tap with one's blade on an opponent's blade to deflect it  
41    modifier, often cap   of, characterized by, or relating to the Beat Generation  
a beat poet, beat philosophy     
      adj  
42    postpositive  
Slang   totally exhausted  
   See also       beat down       beat up  
     (Old English beatan; related to Old Norse bauta, Old High German bozan)  
  beatable      adj  


beat down  
      vb   adv  
1    tr  
Informal   to force or persuade (a seller) to accept a lower price  
I beat him down three pounds     
2    intr   (of the sun) to shine intensely; be very hot  
Beat Generation  
      n   functioning as sing or pl  
1    members of the generation that came to maturity in the 1950s, whose rejection of the social and political systems of the West was expressed through contempt for regular work, possessions, traditional dress, etc., and espousal of anarchism, communal living, drugs, etc  
2    a group of U.S. writers, notably Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William Burroughs, who emerged in the 1950s  
beat up   Informal  
      vb  
1    tr, adv   to strike or kick (a person), usually repeatedly, so as to inflict severe physical damage  
      adj  
  beat-up  
2    worn-out; dilapidated  
Bo Diddley beat  
      n   a type of syncopated Black rhythm, frequently used in rock music  
     (C20: named after Bo Diddley (born 1929), US rhythm-and-blues performer and songwriter)  
dead beat  
      adj  
Informal   tired out; exhausted  
Mersey beat  
      n  
a    the characteristic pop music of the Beatles and other groups from Liverpool in the 1960s  
b    (as modifier)  
the Merseybeat years     
wing beat  
      n   a complete cycle of moving the wing by a bird when flying  
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