Synonyms for beat

Synonyms for (noun) beat

Synonyms: beat

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

Similar words: sailing

Definition: riding in a sailboat


Synonyms: beat

Definition: a stroke or blow

Usage: the signal was two beats on the steam pipe

Similar words: stroke

Definition: a single complete movement


Synonyms: beat

Definition: a regular rate of repetition

Usage: the cox raised the beat

Similar words: rate, pace

Definition: the relative speed of progress or change

Usage: he lived at a fast pace; he works at a great rate; the pace of events accelerated


Synonyms: rhythm, beat, musical rhythm

Definition: the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music

Usage: the piece has a fast rhythm; the conductor set the beat

Similar words: musical time

Definition: (music) the beat of musical rhythm


Synonyms: beat, cadence, measure, meter, metre

Definition: (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

Similar words: poetic rhythm, prosody, rhythmic pattern

Definition: (prosody) a system of versification


Synonyms: beat

Definition: the sound of stroke or blow

Usage: he heard the beat of a drum

Similar words: sound

Definition: the sudden occurrence of an audible event

Usage: the sound awakened them


Synonyms: beat, pulsation, pulse, heartbeat

Definition: the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart

Usage: he could feel the beat of her heart

Similar words: periodic event, recurrent event

Definition: an event that recurs at intervals


Synonyms: beat, round

Definition: a regular route for a sentry or policeman

Usage: in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name

Similar words: itinerary, path, route

Definition: an established line of travel or access


Synonyms: beat, beatnik

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

Similar words: nonconformist, recusant

Definition: someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct


Synonyms: beat

Definition: 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

Similar words: vibration, oscillation

Definition: (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean

Synonyms for (verb) beat

Synonyms: wash up, exhaust, beat, tucker, tucker out

Definition: wear out completely

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

Similar words: jade, fag, fag out, fatigue, outwear, tire, tire out, wear, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary

Definition: exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress

Usage: We wore ourselves out on this hike


Synonyms: dumbfound, bewilder, baffle, beat, amaze, puzzle, pose, mystify, nonplus, perplex, stick, stupefy, flummox, gravel, get, vex

Definition: be a mystery or bewildering to

Usage: This beats me!; Got me--I don't know the answer!; a vexing problem; This question really stuck me

Similar words: throw, bedevil, befuddle, discombobulate, confound, confuse, fox, fuddle

Definition: be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

Usage: These questions confuse even the experts; This question completely threw me; This question befuddled even the teacher


Synonyms: trounce, crush, vanquish, shell, beat, beat out

Definition: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

Usage: Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship; We beat the competition; Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game

Similar words: overcome, defeat, get the better of

Definition: win a victory over

Usage: You must overcome all difficulties; defeat your enemies; He overcame his shyness; He overcame his infirmity; Her anger got the better of her and she blew up


Synonyms: outfox, outsmart, outwit, overreach, circumvent, beat

Definition: beat through cleverness and wit

Usage: I beat the traffic; She outfoxed her competitors

Similar words: outdo, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, exceed, surmount, surpass

Definition: be or do something to a greater degree

Usage: her performance surpasses that of any other student I know; She outdoes all other athletes; This exceeds all my expectations; This car outperforms all others in its class


Synonyms: beat

Definition: hit repeatedly

Usage: beat on the door; beat the table with his shoe

Similar words: strike

Definition: deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

Usage: The teacher struck the child; the opponent refused to strike; The boxer struck the attacker dead


Synonyms: beat

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

Similar words: beat

Definition: hit repeatedly

Usage: beat on the door; beat the table with his shoe


Synonyms: beat

Definition: strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music

Usage: beat one's breast; beat one's foot rhythmically

Similar words: strike

Definition: deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

Usage: The teacher struck the child; the opponent refused to strike; The boxer struck the attacker dead


Synonyms: scramble, beat

Definition: stir vigorously

Usage: beat the egg whites; beat the cream

Similar words: stir up, commove, agitate, disturb, vex, raise up, shake up

Definition: change the arrangement or position of


Synonyms: beat

Definition: shape by beating

Usage: beat swords into ploughshares

Similar words: forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work

Definition: make something, usually for a specific function

Usage: She molded the rice balls carefully; Form cylinders from the dough; shape a figure; Work the metal into a sword


Synonyms: beat

Definition: produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly

Usage: beat the drum

Similar words: play

Definition: perform music on (a musical instrument)

Usage: He plays the flute; Can you play on this old recorder?


Synonyms: beat

Definition: make by pounding or trampling

Usage: beat a path through the forest

Similar words: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor


Synonyms: pulsate, quiver, beat

Definition: move with or as if with a regular alternating motion

Usage: the city pulsated with music and excitement

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: pound, thump, beat

Definition: move rhythmically

Usage: Her heart was beating fast

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: beat

Definition: sail with much tacking or with difficulty

Usage: The boat beat in the strong wind

Similar words: sail

Definition: travel on water propelled by wind

Usage: I love sailing, especially on the open sea; the ship sails on


Synonyms: beat, flap

Definition: move with a flapping motion

Usage: The bird's wings were flapping

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: flap, beat

Definition: move with a thrashing motion

Usage: The bird flapped its wings; The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: beat

Definition: glare or strike with great intensity

Usage: The sun was beating down on us

Similar words: glare

Definition: shine intensely

Usage: The sun glared down on us


Synonyms: thrum, beat, drum

Definition: make a rhythmic sound

Usage: Rain drummed against the windshield; The drums beat all night

Similar words: sound, go

Definition: make a certain noise or sound

Usage: She went `Mmmmm'; The gun went `bang'


Synonyms: tick, ticktack, ticktock, beat

Definition: make a sound like a clock or a timer

Usage: the clocks were ticking; the grandfather clock beat midnight

Similar words: sound, go

Definition: make a certain noise or sound

Usage: She went `Mmmmm'; The gun went `bang'


Synonyms: bunk, beat

Definition: avoid paying

Usage: beat the subway fare

Similar words: rip off, cheat, chisel

Definition: deprive somebody of something by deceit

Usage: The con-man beat me out of $50; This salesman ripped us off!; we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme; They chiseled me out of my money


Synonyms: beat

Definition: be superior

Usage: Reading beats watching television; This sure beats work!

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer

Synonyms for (adjective) beat

Synonyms: bushed, all in, beat, dead

Definition: very tired

Usage: 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

Similar words: tired

Definition: depleted of strength or energy

Usage: tired mothers with crying babies; too tired to eat