Beat about - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbiːt əˈbaʊt|
Brit.  |biːt əˈbaʊt|

verb

- search anxiously

Examples

The swimmer beat about in the water, trying not to drown.

After being in the water for six hours, the ship beat about and sailed for home.

The prisoner beat about for a way of escape.

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