beat one to it

Definition of beat one to it

  1. :  to succeed before another person does I wondered which of us would finish our work first, but she beat me to it by two days.

Word by Word Definitions

beatplay
  1. :  to strike repeatedly:

    :  to hit repeatedly so as to inflict pain

    :  to walk on :  tread

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

    :  pulsation, tick

    :  a sound produced by or as if by beating (see 1beat)

  1. :  being in a state of exhaustion :  exhausted

    :  sapped of resolution or morale

    :  of, relating to, or being beatniks

  1. :  beatnik


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