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Definitions of beating

  1. of Beat Webster Dictionary DB
  2. the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of striking or giving blows; punishment or chastisement by blows. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Pulsation; throbbing; as, the beating of the heart. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Pulsative sounds. See Beat, n. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The process of sailing against the wind by tacks in zigzag direction. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The act of striking; a flogging; a pulsing or throbbing; a defeat. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. The act of striking: chastisement by blows: regular pulsation or throbbing. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. A succession of blows; chastisement. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. The act of striking or giving blows; punishment or chastisement by blows; pulsation or throbbing; knocking; overthrow; defeat; sailing against the wind; the keeping of time in music, with the hands or feet. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for beating

  1. She was beating softly against his hand held in hers, her voice rising again, and her tears. – Gaslight Sonatas by Fannie Hurst
  2. The storm was beating in her face, but her cheeks were like fire underneath. – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
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