beat the heat

Definition of beat the heat

:to remain cool in hot weather
  • His favorite way of beating the heat is to have a couple of cold beers.

Word by Word Definitions

beat play
  1. : to strike repeatedly:

  2. : to hit repeatedly so as to inflict pain

  3. : to walk on : tread

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

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

  3. : a driving impact or force

  1. : being in a state of exhaustion : exhausted

  2. : sapped of resolution or morale

  3. : of, relating to, or being beatniks

  1. : beatnik

heat play
  1. : to become warm or hot

  2. : to start to spoil from heat

  3. : to make warm or hot

  1. : a condition of being hot : warmth

  2. : a marked or notable degree of hotness

  3. : pathological excessive bodily temperature


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