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beating

[ bee-ting ]
/ ˈbi tɪŋ /
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noun

the act of a person or thing that beats, as to punish, clean, mix, etc.: Give the rug a good beating.
a defeat or reverse; loss; setback: Several stocks took a beating in the market today.
pulsation; throbbing: the beating of her heart.

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Origin of beating

First recorded in 1200–50, beating is from the Middle English word betynge.See beat, -ing1
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beating
/ (ˈbiːtɪŋ) /

noun

a whipping or thrashing, as in punishment
a defeat or setback
take some beating or take a lot of beating to be difficult to improve upon
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