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beating

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noun beat·ing \ˈbē-tiŋ\

Simple Definition of beating

  • : the act of repeatedly hitting someone to cause pain or injury : the act of beating someone

Full Definition of beating

  1. 1 :  an act of striking with repeated blows so as to injure or damage; also :  the injury or damage thus inflicted

  2. 2 :  pulsation

  3. 3 :  defeat, setback

Examples of beating

  1. <he wears a pacemaker to help maintain a regular beating of his heart>

  2. <took a beating and ended up in second place>



13th Century

First Known Use of beating

13th century




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