|1.||[ noun ] the act of overcoming or outdoing|
|Related terms:||fight beat|
|2.||[ adjective ] expanding and contracting rhythmically as to the beating of the heart|
"felt the pulsating artery" "oh my beating heart"
|3.||[ noun ] the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows|
|Synonyms:||drubbing trouncing whacking lacing licking thrashing|
|Related terms:||corporal_punishment whipping beat whack|