present tense third-person singular of beat
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as in throbs
to expand and contract in a rhythmic manner the patient's heart beats roughly 60 times per minute

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beats

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noun

plural of beat
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a rhythmic expanding and contracting a single beat of the heart is said to be all that separates the vice president from the presidency

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as in rhythms
the recurrent pattern formed by a series of sounds having a regular rise and fall in intensity moved to the beat of the music

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“Beats.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/beats. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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