Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (v) beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish (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"
- S: (v) beat, beat up, work over (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"
- S: (v) beat (hit repeatedly) "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe"
- S: (v) beat, pound, thump (move rhythmically) "Her heart was beating fast"
- S: (v) beat (shape by beating) "beat swords into ploughshares"
- S: (v) drum, beat, thrum (make a rhythmic sound) "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night"
- S: (v) beat (glare or strike with great intensity) "The sun was beating down on us"
- S: (v) beat, flap (move with a thrashing motion) "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"
- S: (v) beat (sail with much tacking or with difficulty) "The boat beat in the strong wind"
- S: (v) beat, scramble (stir vigorously) "beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream"
- S: (v) beat (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"
- S: (v) beat (be superior) "Reading beats watching television"; "This sure beats work!"
- S: (v) beat, bunk (avoid paying) "beat the subway fare"
- S: (v) tick, ticktock, ticktack, beat (make a sound like a clock or a timer) "the clocks were ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight"
- S: (v) beat, flap (move with a flapping motion) "The bird's wings were flapping"
- S: (v) beat (indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks) "Beat the rhythm"
- S: (v) pulsate, beat, quiver (move with or as if with a regular alternating motion) "the city pulsated with music and excitement"
- S: (v) beat (make by pounding or trampling) "beat a path through the forest"
- S: (v) beat (produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly) "beat the drum"
- S: (v) beat (strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting)
- S: (v) outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumvent (beat through cleverness and wit) "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
- S: (v) perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound (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"
- S: (v) exhaust, wash up, beat, tucker, tucker out (wear out completely) "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam"
- S: (adj) beaten (formed or made thin by hammering) "beaten gold"
- S: (adj) beaten (much trodden and worn smooth or bare) "did not stray from the beaten path"