Synonyms of beating


1. beating, whipping, fight, fighting, combat, scrap

usage: the act of overcoming or outdoing

2. beating, thrashing, licking, drubbing, lacing, trouncing, whacking, corporal punishment

usage: the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows


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"

10. beat, scramble, agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up

usage: stir vigorously; "beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream"

11. beat, strike

usage: 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"

12. beat, be

usage: be superior; "Reading beats watching television"; "This sure beats work!"

13. beat, bunk, cheat, rip off, chisel

usage: avoid paying; "beat the subway fare"

14. tick, ticktock, ticktack, beat, sound, go

usage: make a sound like a clock or a timer; "the clocks were ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight"

15. beat, flap, move

usage: move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping"

16. beat

usage: indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks; "Beat the rhythm"

17. pulsate, beat, quiver, move

usage: move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement"

18. beat, make, create

usage: make by pounding or trampling; "beat a path through the forest"

19. beat, play

usage: produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly; "beat the drum"

20. beat, beat

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

21. outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumvent, surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform

usage: beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"

22. perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound, confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate

usage: 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"

23. exhaust, wash up, beat, tucker, tucker out, tire, wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear down, fag out, fag, fatigue

usage: wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam"

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Definition and meaning of beating (Dictionary)