Beating - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbiːtɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word beating
Brit.  |ˈbiːtɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word beating
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to beat


- the act of overcoming or outdoing (syn: whipping)
- the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows (syn: drubbing, lacing, licking, thrashing, trouncing, whacking)


...he wears a pacemaker to help maintain a regular beating of his heart...

...took a beating and ended up in second place...

Our team had beating, but not a bad beating.

The restless beating of the barren, bitter sea.

The joyful beating of the drum.

The waves were beating the shore.

The waves were beating on the shore.

a man accused of beating his wife

...she plays a punk game of tennis, so you won't have any trouble beating her...

The news set her heart beating.

A few thugs terrorized the city with beating, stabbing, and shooting.

My grandmother used to clean her mats by beating them against the wall of the house.

There's nothing better than beating someone who's playing well.

Beating the defending champion has to be the highlight of my career.

I think we're in with a good chance of beating them.

Word forms

singular: beating
plural: beatings
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