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Flog vs. Beat

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Flogverb

(transitive) To whip or scourge as punishment.

Beatnoun

A stroke; a blow.

Flogverb

(transitive) To use something to extreme; to abuse.

Beatnoun

A pulsation or throb.

‘a beat of the heart; the beat of the pulse’;

Flogverb

To sell.

Beatnoun

A pulse on the beat level, the metric level at which pulses are heard as the basic unit. Thus a beat is the basic time unit of a piece.

Flogverb

To steal something.

Beatnoun

A rhythm.

Flogverb

To defeat easily or convincingly.

Beatnoun

(music) [specifically] The rhythm signalled by a conductor or other musician to the members of a group of musicians.

Flogverb

To overexploit (land), as by overgrazing, overstocking, etc.

Beatnoun

The interference between two tones of almost equal frequency

Flogverb

(theater) To beat away charcoal dust etc. using a flogger.

Beatnoun

(authorship) A short pause in a play, screenplay, or teleplay, for dramatic or comedic effect; a plot point or story development.

Flognoun

A contemptible, often arrogant person; a wanker.

Beatnoun

The route patrolled by a police officer or a guard.

‘to walk the beat’;

Flognoun

(internet slang) A weblog designed to look authentic, but actually developed as part of a commercial marketing strategy to promote some product or service.

Beatnoun

(by extension) An area of a person's responsibility, especially

Flogverb

To beat or strike with a rod or whip; to whip; to lash; to chastise with repeated blows.

Beatnoun

In journalism, the primary focus of a reporter's stories (such as police/courts, education, city government, business etc.).

Flogverb

beat severely with a whip or rod;

‘The teacher often flogged the students’; ‘The children were severely trounced’;

Beatnoun

(dated) An act of reporting news or scientific results before a rival; a scoop.

Flogverb

beat with a cane

Beatnoun

That which beats, or surpasses, another or others.

‘the beat of him’;

Beatnoun

(dated) A place of habitual or frequent resort.

Beatnoun

(archaic) A low cheat or swindler.

‘a dead beat’;

Beatnoun

The instrumental portion of a piece of hip-hop music.

Beatnoun

(hunting) The act of scouring, or ranging over, a tract of land to rouse or drive out game; also, those so engaged, collectively.

Beatnoun

(fencing) A smart tap on the adversary's blade.

Beatnoun

A beatnik.

Beatverb

(transitive) To hit; strike

‘As soon as she heard that her father had died, she went into a rage and beat the wall with her fists until her knuckles bled.’;

Beatverb

(transitive) To strike or pound repeatedly, usually in some sort of rhythm.

‘He danced hypnotically while she beat the atabaque.’;

Beatverb

(intransitive) To strike repeatedly; to inflict repeated blows; to knock vigorously or loudly.

Beatverb

(intransitive) To move with pulsation or throbbing.

Beatverb

(transitive) To win against; to defeat or overcome; to do better than, outdo, or excel (someone) in a particular, competitive event.

‘Jan had little trouble beating John in tennis. He lost five games in a row.’; ‘No matter how quickly Joe finished his test, Roger always beat him.’; ‘I just can't seem to beat the last level of this video game.’;

Beatverb

To sail to windward using a series of alternate tacks across the wind.

Beatverb

(transitive) To strike (water, foliage etc.) in order to drive out game; to travel through (a forest etc.) for hunting.

Beatverb

To mix food in a rapid fashion. Compare whip.

‘Beat the eggs and whip the cream.’;

Beatverb

of a buyer, to persuade the seller to reduce a price

‘He wanted $50 for it, but I managed to beat him down to $35.’;

Beatverb

(transitive) To indicate by beating or drumming.

‘to beat a retreat; to beat to quarters’;

Beatverb

To tread, as a path.

Beatverb

To exercise severely; to perplex; to trouble.

Beatverb

To be in agitation or doubt.

Beatverb

To make a sound when struck.

‘The drums beat.’;

Beatverb

To make a succession of strokes on a drum.

‘The drummers beat to call soldiers to their quarters.’;

Beatverb

To sound with more or less rapid alternations of greater and less intensity, so as to produce a pulsating effect; said of instruments, tones, or vibrations, not perfectly in unison.

Beatverb

(transitive) To arrive at a place before someone.

‘He beat me there.’; ‘The place is empty, we beat the crowd of people who come at lunch.’;

Beatverb

to masturbate.

‘This was the second time he beat off today.’;

Beatadjective

exhausted

‘After the long day, she was feeling completely beat.’;

Beatadjective

dilapidated, beat up

‘Dude, you drive a beat car like that and you ain’t gonna get no honeys.’;

Beatadjective

(gay slang) fabulous

‘Her makeup was beat!’;

Beatadjective

(slang) boring

Beatadjective

ugly

Beatverb

To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as, to beat one's breast; to beat iron so as to shape it; to beat grain, in order to force out the seeds; to beat eggs and sugar; to beat a drum.

‘Thou shalt beat some of it [spices] very small.’; ‘They did beat the gold into thin plates.’;

Beatverb

To punish by blows; to thrash.

Beatverb

To scour or range over in hunting, accompanied with the noise made by striking bushes, etc., for the purpose of rousing game.

‘To beat the woods, and rouse the bounding prey.’;

Beatverb

To dash against, or strike, as with water or wind.

‘A frozen continent . . . beat with perpetual storms.’;

Beatverb

To tread, as a path.

‘Pass awful gulfs, and beat my painful way.’;

Beatverb

To overcome in a battle, contest, strife, race, game, etc.; to vanquish, defeat, or conquer; to surpass or be superior to.

‘He beat them in a bloody battle.’; ‘For loveliness, it would be hard to beat that.’;

Beatverb

To cheat; to chouse; to swindle; to defraud; - often with out.

Beatverb

To exercise severely; to perplex; to trouble.

‘Why should any one . . . beat his head about the Latin grammar who does not intend to be a critic?’;

Beatverb

To give the signal for, by beat of drum; to sound by beat of drum; as, to beat an alarm, a charge, a parley, a retreat; to beat the general, the reveille, the tattoo. See Alarm, Charge, Parley, etc.

Beatverb

to baffle or stump; to defy the comprehension of (a person); as, it beats me why he would do that.

Beatverb

to evade, avoid, or escape (blame, taxes, punishment); as, to beat the rap (be acquitted); to beat the sales tax by buying out of state.

Beatverb

To strike repeatedly; to inflict repeated blows; to knock vigorously or loudly.

‘The men of the city . . . beat at the door.’;

Beatverb

To move with pulsation or throbbing.

‘A thousand hearts beat happily.’;

Beatverb

To come or act with violence; to dash or fall with force; to strike anything, as rain, wind, and waves do.

‘Sees rolling tempests vainly beat below.’; ‘They [winds] beat at the crazy casement.’; ‘The sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die.’; ‘Public envy seemeth to beat chiefly upon ministers.’;

Beatverb

To be in agitation or doubt.

‘To still my beating mind.’;

Beatverb

To make progress against the wind, by sailing in a zigzag line or traverse.

Beatverb

To make a sound when struck; as, the drums beat.

Beatverb

To make a succession of strokes on a drum; as, the drummers beat to call soldiers to their quarters.

Beatverb

To sound with more or less rapid alternations of greater and less intensity, so as to produce a pulsating effect; - said of instruments, tones, or vibrations, not perfectly in unison.

Beatnoun

A stroke; a blow.

‘He, with a careless beat,Struck out the mute creation at a heat.’;

Beatnoun

A recurring stroke; a throb; a pulsation; as, a beat of the heart; the beat of the pulse.

Beatnoun

The rise or fall of the hand or foot, marking the divisions of time; a division of the measure so marked. In the rhythm of music the beat is the unit.

Beatnoun

A sudden swelling or reënforcement of a sound, recurring at regular intervals, and produced by the interference of sound waves of slightly different periods of vibrations; applied also, by analogy, to other kinds of wave motions; the pulsation or throbbing produced by the vibrating together of two tones not quite in unison. See Beat, v. i., 8.

Beatnoun

A round or course which is frequently gone over; as, a watchman's beat; analogously, for newspaper reporters, the subject or territory that they are assigned to cover; as, the Washington beat.

Beatnoun

A place of habitual or frequent resort.

Beatnoun

A cheat or swindler of the lowest grade; - often emphasized by dead; as, a dead beat; also, deadbeat.

Beatnoun

One that beats, or surpasses, another or others; as, the beat of him.

Beatnoun

The act of one that beats a person or thing

‘It's a beat on the whole country.’;

Beatnoun

The act of scouring, or ranging over, a tract of land to rouse or drive out game; also, those so engaged, collectively.

‘Bears coming out of holes in the rocks at the last moment, when the beat is close to them.’;

Beatnoun

A smart tap on the adversary's blade.

Beatadjective

Weary; tired; fatigued; exhausted.

‘Quite beat, and very much vexed and disappointed.’;

Beatnoun

a regular route for a sentry or policeman;

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

Beatnoun

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

‘he could feel the beat of her heart’;

Beatnoun

the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music;

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

Beatnoun

a single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies; has a frequency equal to the difference between the two oscillations

Beatnoun

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

Beatnoun

the sound of stroke or blow;

‘he heard the beat of a drum’;

Beatnoun

(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

Beatnoun

a regular rate of repetition;

‘the cox raised the beat’;

Beatnoun

a stroke or blow;

‘the signal was two beats on the steam pipe’;

Beatnoun

the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing

Beatverb

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’;

Beatverb

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’;

Beatverb

hit repeatedly;

‘beat on the door’; ‘beat the table with his shoe’;

Beatverb

move rhythmically;

‘Her heart was beating fast’;

Beatverb

shape by beating;

‘beat swords into ploughshares’;

Beatverb

make a rhythmic sound;

‘Rain drummed against the windshield’; ‘The drums beat all night’;

Beatverb

glare or strike with great intensity;

‘The sun was beating down on us’;

Beatverb

move with a thrashing motion;

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

Beatverb

sail with much tacking or with difficulty;

‘The boat beat in the strong wind’;

Beatverb

stir vigorously;

‘beat the egg whites’; ‘beat the cream’;

Beatverb

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’;

Beatverb

be superior;

‘Reading beats watching television’; ‘This sure beats work!’;

Beatverb

avoid paying;

‘beat the subway fare’;

Beatverb

make a sound like a clock or a timer;

‘the clocks were ticking’; ‘the grandfather clock beat midnight’;

Beatverb

move with a flapping motion;

‘The bird's wings were flapping’;

Beatverb

indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks;

‘Beat the rhythm’;

Beatverb

move with or as if with a regular alternating motion;

‘the city pulsated with music and excitement’;

Beatverb

make by pounding or trampling;

‘beat a path through the forest’;

Beatverb

produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly;

‘beat the drum’;

Beatverb

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

Beatverb

beat through cleverness and wit;

‘I beat the traffic’; ‘She outfoxed her competitors’;

Beatverb

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’;

Beatverb

wear out completely;

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

Beatadjective

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’;

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