Origin of beaten
Related formsun·der·beat·en, adjectivewell-beat·en, adjective
Definition for beaten (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), beat, beat·en or beat, beat·ing.
verb (used without object), beat, beat·en or beat, beat·ing.
- the audible, visual, or mental marking of the metrical divisions of music.
- a stroke of the hand, baton, etc., marking the time division or an accent for music during performance.
- to search through; scour: After beating about for several hours, he turned up the missing papers.
- Nautical. to tack into the wind.
- to bring into subjection; subdue.
- Informal. to persuade (a seller) to lower the price of something: His first price was too high, so we tried to beat him down.
- to ward off; repulse: We had to beat off clouds of mosquitoes.
- Slang: Vulgar. to masturbate.
- Informal. to defeat; win or be chosen over: to beat out the competition.
- Carpentry. to cut (a mortise).
- to produce hurriedly, especially by writing or typing: There are three days left to beat out the first draft of the novel.
- Baseball. (of a hitter) to make (an infield ground ball or bunt) into a hit: He beat out a weak grounder to third.
- Also beat up on. to strike repeatedly so as to cause painful injury; thrash: A gang of toughs beat him up on the way home from school. In the third round the champion really began to beat up on the challenger.
- British Informal. to find or gather; scare up: I'll beat up some lunch for us while you make out the shopping list.
Origin of beat
Related formsbeat·a·ble, adjectiveo·ver·beat, verb, o·ver·beat, o·ver·beat·en or o·ver·beat, o·ver·beat·ing.un·der·beat, noun
Can be confusedbeat beet
Examples from the Web for beaten
The 26 were beaten by the bailiffs as they filed into a caged dock, sobbing, on Dec. 21.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays|Bel Trew|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Last week, property owners were beaten by security guards as they confronted a real-estate developer who defrauded them.
She said that everyone she has talked to who was detained was beaten.
I was beaten by prison guards who demanded to know who had made me write against Islam.
Hundreds were beaten, scores injured, including elderly passers- by and foreign journalists.
And it was even worse for the government of the Republic to be outwitted in diplomacy than beaten in the field.The Life of John of Barneveld, 1614-23, Volume II.|John Lothrop Motley
Simple sugar icings into which some butter is beaten may also be utilized to advantage in making French pastry of this kind.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
They were gentlemen who would go home to England or Germany and tell how many miles they had beaten the guide-book every day.A Tramp Abroad, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
That keeps him going—that, and a trophy he once achieved by winning the beaten eight division of the sixth sixteen.Penguin Persons & Peppermints|Walter Prichard Eaton
Wet inside and outside with hot milk, and when they are fairly soaked, dip in beaten eggs and fry them in lard or oil.The Italian Cook Book|Maria Gentile
British Dictionary definitions for beaten (1 of 2)
- in or into unfamiliar territory
- out of the ordinary; unusual
British Dictionary definitions for beaten (2 of 2)
verb beats, beating, beat, beaten or beat
- an assigned or habitual round or route, as of a policeman or sentry
- (as modifier)beat police officers
- pop or rock music characterized by a heavy rhythmic beat
- (as modifier)a beat group
- the act of scouring for game by beating
- the organized scouring of a particular woodland so as to rouse the game in it
- the woodland where game is so roused
Derived Formsbeatable, adjective
Word Origin for beat
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Idioms and Phrases with beaten
In addition to the idioms beginning with beat
- beat a dead horse
- beat all
- beat a path to someone's door
- beat a retreat
- beat around the bush
- beat back
- beat down
- beaten track
- beat hollow
- beat into one's head
- beat it
- beat off
- beat one's brains out
- beat one's head against the wall
- beat out
- beats me
- beat someone at his or her own game
- beat the air
- beat the band
- beat the bushes for
- beat the clock
- beat the drum for
- beat the Dutch
- beat the living daylights out of
- beat the meat
- beat the pants off
- beat the rap
- beat time
- beat to it
- beat up
- dead beat
- heart misses a beat
- if you can't beat them, join them
- march to a different beat
- miss a beat
- off the beaten track
- pound the pavement (a beat)
- to beat the band