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to beat the band

Definition of to beat the band

US informal

  1. :  in a very forceful or obvious way <He was snoring to beat the band.>



Word by Word Definitions

beatplay
  1. : :  to strike repeatedly:

    :  to walk on :  tread

    :  to strike directly against forcefully and repeatedly :  dash against

  1. :  a single stroke or blow especially in a series

    :  pulsation, tick

    :  a sound produced by or as if by beating

  1. :  being in a state of exhaustion :  exhausted

    :  sapped of resolution or morale

    :  of, relating to, or being beatniks

  1. :  beatnik

bandplay
  1. :  something that confines or constricts while allowing a degree of movement

    :  something that binds or restrains legally, morally, or spiritually

    : :  a strip serving to join or hold things together: as

  1. :  to affix a band to or tie up with a band

    :  to finish or decorate with a band

    :  to gather together :  unite

  1. :  a group of persons, animals, or things

    :  a group of musicians organized for ensemble playing


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