beating

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noun beat·ing \ˈbē-tiŋ\

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 in a Sentence

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

  2. took a beating and ended up in second place

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Origin and Etymology of beating

Middle English betynge, from gerund of beten “to 1beat




BEATING Defined for English Language Learners

beating

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Definition of beating for English Language Learners

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



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