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beaten

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

depleted in strength, energy, or freshness
  • felt beaten after three months of 90-hour workweeks

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beaten

verb
variants: or beat
past participle of beat

Synonyms & Antonyms of beaten (Entry 2 of 2)

4 to expand and contract in a rhythmic manner
  • the patient's heart beats roughly 60 times per minute

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5 to move or cause to move with a striking motion
  • the bird's wings beat strongly as it soared in the air

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7 to shape with a hammer
  • the medieval artisans who beat iron into exquisite swords

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8 to shine with a bright harsh light
  • the tropical sun beat down on our heads without mercy

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9 to strike or cause to strike lightly and usually rhythmically
  • beat the drum in a marching rhythm

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11 to avoid having to comply with (something) especially through cleverness
  • he spends all of his time trying to beat the system

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12 to reduce to fine particles
  • years of pounding had beaten the pebbles to a fine dust

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13 to rob by the use of trickery or threats
  • the screenwriter has filed a lawsuit, accusing the production company of beating him out of his share of the film's net profits

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The first known use of beaten was in the 13th century

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beat (down)

beaten

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“Beaten.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/beaten. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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