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beat

  
      n  
   [+heart]   battement    m     
→ with every beat of my heart        
     (MUSIC)   [+bar]   mesure    f     
→ the first beat of the bar        
without missing a beat        (fig)   (=unhesitatingly)   [reply]   du tac au tac  
→ Harrison replied, without missing a beat        
   (=rhythm)   rythme    m     
→ It has a good beat.        
→ a song with a fast beat        
→ the thumping beat of rock music        
He was tapping his foot to the beat.      Il battait la mesure du pied.  
   (=area)   [+policeman]   secteur    m     
→ They go on the beat in two's.        
→ his beat, which includes Brixton        
to be on the beat      faire sa ronde  
→ policemen on the beat        
      vt     ( beat    pt)   ( beaten    pp  )
   (=defeat)  
  [+opponent]  
battre  
We beat them 3-0.      On les a battus trois à zéro.  
if you can't beat them, join them      si vous ne pouvez les battre, ralliez-vous à eux  
to beat sb to it      couper l'herbe sous le pied de qn  
→ Mr Fischler beat him to it with a statement announcing his own resignation.        
   (=surpass)  
  [+record]  
battre  
→ He was eager to beat the record.        
that beats everything!      (=is beyond)   c'est le comble!  
you can't beat it      (=there's nothing better)   il n'y a rien de tel  
→ You can't beat soap and water for cleansing.        
   beat it!      *   fiche le camp!  
→ Beat it before it's too late.        
   (=hit)   battre  
→ His stepfather used to beat him with an iron bar.        
to beat sb to death      battre qn à mort  
→ She was beaten to death.        
→ They were beaten to death with baseball bats.        
   (=whip)   fouetter, battre  
→ Beat the eggs and sugar until they start to thicken.        
     (MUSIC)  
to beat time      battre la mesure  
→ He beats time with hands and feet.        
      vi  
   [heart]   battre  
→ I felt my heart beating faster.        
   to beat on a drum      battre du tambour  
→ The child was beating on a drum.        
   to beat about the bush      tourner autour du pot  


beat against  
      vt fus  
  [+windows]  
battre contre  
→ The rain beat against the window.        
beat at  
      vt fus  
  [+door]  
cogner à  
→ Somebody was beating at the door.        
beat down  
      vt sep  
   (=smash down)  
  [+door]  
enfoncer
     [+price]   faire baisser  
  [+seller]  
faire baisser le prix à  
→ Try to beat her down.        
to beat sb down from £300 to £270      faire baisser le prix à qn de 300 à 270 livres  
→ I beat him down from 500 dollars to 400 dollars.        
      vi  
   [rain]   (=pelt)   tomber à verse  
→ The rain was beating down, so we stayed at home.        
   [sun]   taper  
→ The sun beat down on our heads.        
beat off  
      vt sep  
  [+attacker]  
repousser  
→ She used her handbag to beat the attacker off.        
→ He managed to beat off an attack by a couple of youths.        
beat up  
      vt sep  
   (=whip)  
  [+eggs]  
fouetter, battre
   *  
(=assault)  

  [+person]  
tabasser *     
→ He told us that he had been beaten up by the police.        
→ He threatened to beat her up.        
to beat o.s. up      (=be hard on oneself)   se flageller  
to beat o.s. up about sth      se faire du mouron *   à propos de qch  
→ Tell them you don't want to do it any more. Don't beat yourself up about it.        
beat-up  
      adj  
*  
[car]  
déglingué (e)   *     
a beat-up old car      une vieille bagnole *   déglinguée, une vieille voiture déglinguée  
dead beat   , dead-beat  
*  
      adj   (=exhausted)   claqué (e)   *  , crevé (e)   *  
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
beat box n.
boîte à rythme

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Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
v.
battre la mesure ; rythmer
n.
temps fort
n.
dicrotisme
[Med.]
n.
battement ciliaire
[Med.]
n.
arrêt sinusal
[Med.]
n.
pause postextrasystolique
[Med.]
n.
intercadence
[Med.]
exp.
battre la mesure
v.
être blanchi ; s'en sortir blanchi
n.
extrasystole
[Med.]
n.
capture ventriculaire
[Med.]
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'beat' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
adj.
beat
adj.
beat
v.
beat
n.
beat
Boating
vr.
beat
v.
beat up
v.
beat up
v.
beat up
exp.
to beat
[Sport]
n.
beat knee
[Med.]
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