Bana - Beat V.

Bana is a Xitsonga word meaning "Beat" in English. Item has no rating. Help improve content quality by rating below.

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Definition of beat
- Beat adj : 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" [syn: {all in(p)}, {beat(p)}, {bushed(p)}, {dead(p)}] n
- A regular route for a sentry or policeman; "in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name" [syn: {round}]
- The rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart" [syn: {pulse}, {pulsation}, {heartbeat}]
- The basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; "the piece has a fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat" [syn: {rhythm}, {musical rhythm}]
- 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
- A member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior [syn: {beatnik}]
- The sound of stroke or blow; "he heard the beat of a drum"
- (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse [syn: {meter}, {metre}, {measure}, {cadence}]
- A regular rate of repetition; "the cox raised the beat"
- A stroke or blow; "the signal was two beats on the steam pipe"
- The act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing v
- 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" [syn: {beat out}, {crush}, {shell}, {trounce}, {vanquish}]
- 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" [syn: {beat up}, {work over}]
- Hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe"
- Move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast" [syn: {pound}, {thump}]
- Shape by beating; "beat swords into ploughshares"
- Make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night" [syn: {drum}, {thrum}]
- Glare or strike with great intensity; "The sun was beating down on us"
- Move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky" [syn: {flap}]
- Sail with much tacking or with difficulty; "The boat beat in the strong wind"
- Stir vigorously; "beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream" [syn: {scramble}]
- 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"
- Be superior; "Reading beats watching television"; "This sure beats work!"
- Avoid paying; "beat the subway fare" [syn: {bunk}]
- Make a sound like a clock or a timer; "the clocks were ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight" [syn: {tick}, {ticktock}, {ticktack}]
- Move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping" [syn: {flap}]
- Indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks; "Beat the rhythm"
- Move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement" [syn: {pulsate}, {quiver}]
- Make by pounding or trampling; "beat a path through the forest"
- Produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly; "beat the drum"
- Strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
- Beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors" [syn: {outwit}, {overreach}, {outsmart}, {outfox}, {circumvent}]
- 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" [syn: {perplex}, {vex}, {stick}, {get}, {puzzle}, {mystify}, {baffle}, {pose}, {bewilder}, {flummox}, {stupefy}, {nonplus}, {gravel}, {amaze}, {dumbfound}]
- Wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam" [syn: {exhaust}, {wash up}, {tucker}, {tucker out}] [also: {beaten}]
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