usage: (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
8. beat, pace, rate
usage: a regular rate of repetition; "the cox raised the beat"
9. beat, stroke
usage: a stroke or blow; "the signal was two beats on the steam pipe"
10. beat, sailing
usage: the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing
1. beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish, get the better of, overcome, defeat
usage: 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"
2. beat, beat up, work over
usage: 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"
3. beat, strike
usage: hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe"
4. beat, pound, thump, move
usage: move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"
5. beat, shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge
usage: shape by beating; "beat swords into ploughshares"
6. drum, beat, thrum, sound, go
usage: make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night"
7. beat, glare
usage: glare or strike with great intensity; "The sun was beating down on us"
8. beat, flap, move, displace
usage: move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"
9. beat, sail
usage: sail with much tacking or with difficulty; "The boat beat in the strong wind"