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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Beat  \Beat\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Beat};  p.  p.  {Beat},  {Beaten};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Beating}.]  [OE.  beaten,  beten,  AS  be['a]tan;  akin 
  to  Icel.  bauta,  OHG.  b?zan.  Cf  1st  {Butt},  {Button}.] 
  1.  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 
  --Ex.  xxx.  36. 
  They  did  beat  the  gold  into  thin  plates.  --Ex. 
  xxxix  3. 
  2.  To  punish  by  blows;  to  thrash. 
  3.  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. 
  4.  To  dash  against,  or  strike,  as  with  water  or  wind. 
  A  frozen  continent  .  .  .  beat  with  perpetual  storms. 
  5.  To  tread,  as  a  path. 
  Pass  awful  gulfs,  and  beat  my  painful  way 
  6.  To  overcome  in  a  battle,  contest,  strife,  race,  game, 
  etc.;  to  vanquish  or  conquer;  to  surpass. 
  He  beat  them  in  a  bloody  battle.  --Prescott. 
  For  loveliness,  it  would  be  hard  to  beat  that  --M. 
  7.  To  cheat;  to  chouse;  to  swindle;  to  defraud;  --  often  with 
  out  [Colloq.] 
  8.  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? 
  9.  (Mil.)  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 
  {To  beat  down},  to  haggle  with  (any  one)  to  secure  a  lower 
  price;  to  force  down  [Colloq.] 
  {To  beat  into},  to  teach  or  instill,  by  repetition. 
  {To  beat  off},  to  repel  or  drive  back 
  {To  beat  out},  to  extend  by  hammering. 
  {To  beat  out  of}  a  thing  to  cause  to  relinquish  it  or  give 
  it  up  ``Nor  can  anything  beat  their  posterity  out  of  it 
  to  this  day.''  --South. 
  {To  beat  the  dust}.  (Man.) 
  a  To  take  in  too  little  ground  with  the  fore  legs,  as  a 
  b  To  perform  curvets  too  precipitately  or  too  low 
  {To  beat  the  hoof},  to  walk;  to  go  on  foot. 
  {To  beat  the  wing},  to  flutter;  to  move  with  fluttering 
  {To  beat  time},  to  measure  or  regulate  time  in  music  by  the 
  motion  of  the  hand  or  foot. 
  {To  beat  up},  to  attack  suddenly;  to  alarm  or  disturb;  as  to 
  beat  up  an  enemy's  quarters. 
  Syn:  To  strike;  pound;  bang;  buffet;  maul;  drub;  thump; 
  baste;  thwack;  thrash;  pommel;  cudgel;  belabor;  conquer; 
  defeat;  vanquish;  overcome. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Beaten  \Beat"en\,  a. 
  1.  Made  smooth  by  beating  or  treading;  worn  by  use  ``A  broad 
  and  beaten  way.''  --Milton.  ``Beaten  gold.''  --Shak. 
  2.  Vanquished;  conquered;  baffled. 
  3.  Exhausted;  tired  out 
  4.  Become  common  or  trite;  as  a  beaten  phrase.  [Obs.] 
  5.  Tried  practiced.  [Obs.]  --Beau.  &  Fl 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  decisively  defeated  in  combat  [syn:  {conquered},  {overcome}, 
  {overthrown},  {overwhelmed},  {routed},  {vanquished}] 
  2:  beaten  repeatedly  with  heavy  blows;  "a  battered  child";  "the 
  battered  woman  syndrome"  [syn:  {battered}] 
  3:  formed  or  made  thin  by  hammering:  "beaten  gold" 
  4:  much  trodden  and  worn  smooth  or  bare;  "did  not  stray  from 
  the  beaten  path"  [syn:  {beaten(a)}] 

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