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Definition of beating-reed

"beating-reed" is probably misspelled. Trying beating instead Definition of beating

1. beating [ n ] the act of overcoming or outdoing

Used in print:

(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)

He was aware of insistent inner beatings , as if prisoners within sought release from his rigid body .

Synonyms beating whipping Related Terms fight beat

2. beating [ a ] expanding and contracting rhythmically as to the beating of the heart
Examples: "felt the pulsating artery" "oh my beating heart"

Synonyms pulsating pulsing beating Related Terms rhythmical

3. beating [ n ] the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows

Synonyms thrashing drubbing trouncing whacking lacing licking beating Related Terms corporal_punishment whipping beat whack

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