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adj. hammered (of metal); worn bare by frequent traffic, regularly used (as of a path); defeated, routed
v. hit, strike; hammer metal; defeat, finish before, do better than (in a contest, or race); stir rapidly (eggs, etc.)

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Battery is a criminal offense involving the unlawful physical acting upon a threat, distinct from assault which is the act of creating apprehension of such contact.

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1. beaten repeatedly with heavy blows; "a battered child"; "the battered woman syndrome"
(synonym) battered
(similar) abused, ill-treated, maltreated, mistreated
2. formed or made thin by hammering; "beaten gold"
(participle) beat
3. much trodden and worn smooth or bare; "did not stray from the beaten path"
(synonym) beaten(a)
(similar) familiar


1. a regular route for a sentry or policeman; "in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"
(synonym) round
(hypernym) path, route, itinerary
2. the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
(synonym) pulse, pulsation, heartbeat
(hypernym) periodic event, recurrent event
(hyponym) diastole
(derivation) pound, thump
3. the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; "the piece has a fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat"
(synonym) rhythm, musical rhythm
(hypernym) musical time
(hyponym) backbeat
(derivation) pound, thump
4. a single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies; has a frequency equal to the difference between the two oscillations
(hypernym) oscillation, vibration
5. a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior
(synonym) beatnik
(hypernym) nonconformist, recusant
(member-holonym) beat generation, beats, beatniks
6. the sound of stroke or blow; "he heard the beat of a drum"
(hypernym) sound
(derivation) tick, ticktock, ticktack
7. (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
(synonym) meter, metre, measure, cadence
(hypernym) poetic rhythm, rhythmic pattern, prosody
(hyponym) catalexis
(classification) prosody, metrics
8. a regular rate of repetition; "the cox raised the beat"
(hypernym) pace, rate
(derivation) flap
9. a stroke or blow; "the signal was two beats on the steam pipe"
(hypernym) stroke
10. the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing
(hypernym) sailing

1. come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
(synonym) beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish
(hypernym) get the better of, overcome, defeat
(hyponym) outpoint, outscore
(entail) win
(verb-group) outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, circumvent
(derivation) beating, whipping
2. give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression; "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher used to beat the students"
(synonym) beat up, work over
(hyponym) strong-arm
(entail) hit
(derivation) beating, thrashing, licking, drubbing, lacing, trouncing, whacking
3. hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe"
(hypernym) strike
(hyponym) full
4. move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"
(synonym) pound, thump
(hypernym) move
(hyponym) pulsate, throb, pulse
(derivation) rhythm, musical rhythm
5. shape by beating; "beat swords into ploughshares"
(hypernym) shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge
(hyponym) forge, hammer
6. make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night"
(synonym) drum, thrum
(hypernym) sound, go
(derivation) rhythm, musical rhythm
7. glare or strike with great intensity; "The sun was beating down on us"
(hypernym) glare
8. move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"
(synonym) flap
(hypernym) move, displace
(hyponym) bate
(verb-group) flap
9. sail with much tacking or with difficulty; "The boat beat in the strong wind"
(hypernym) sail
(classification) navigation, pilotage, piloting
10. stir vigorously; "beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream"
(synonym) scramble
(hypernym) agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up
(hyponym) whisk, whip
(derivation) beater
(classification) cooking, cookery, preparation
11. strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music; "beat one's breast"; "beat one's foot rhythmically"
(hypernym) strike
(derivation) rhythm, musical rhythm
12. be superior; "Reading beats watching television"; "This sure beats work!"
(hypernym) be
13. avoid paying; "beat the subway fare"
(synonym) bunk
(hypernym) cheat, rip off, chisel
14. make a sound like a clock or a timer; "the clocks were ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight"
(synonym) tick, ticktock, ticktack
(hypernym) sound, go
15. move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping"
(synonym) flap
(hypernym) move
(hyponym) flail, thresh
(verb-group) flap
16. indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks; "Beat the rhythm"
(hyponym) beat out, tap out, thump out
(verb-group) drum, thrum
(derivation) rhythm, musical rhythm
17. move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement"
(synonym) pulsate, quiver
(hypernym) move
(verb-group) pulsate, throb, pulse
18. make by pounding or trampling; "beat a path through the forest"
(hypernym) make, create
(entail) tread, trample
19. produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly; "beat the drum"
(hypernym) play
(derivation) rhythm, musical rhythm
(classification) music
20. strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
21. beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
(synonym) outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, circumvent
(hypernym) surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform
(verb-group) beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish
22. be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
(synonym) perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound
(hypernym) confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate
(hyponym) stump, mix up
23. wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam"
(synonym) exhaust, wash up, tucker, tucker out
(hypernym) tire, wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear down, fag out, fag, fatigue
(hyponym) frazzle

1. very tired; "was all in at the end of the day"; "so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere"; "bushed after all that exercise"; "I'm dead after that long trip"
(synonym) all in(p), beat(p), bushed(p), dead(p)
(similar) tired
(classification) colloquialism

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v. porazit; překonat; bít; mlátit; tlouct; bít; tlouct; prát do koho/čeho; šlehat; chodit kolem horké kaše; uniká mi; nemám (ani) potuchy; odklepávat takt (čeho); stranou hlavních cest; odehnat koho; odrazit co; dostat se kam dřív; zmlátit koho; není nad

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