(Irregular preterit, past participle: beat, beaten).
1. To be superior.
2. To come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; SYN. beat out, crush, trounce, vanquish.
3. To give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression; SYN. beat up.
4. To glare or strike with great intensity.
5. To hit repeatedly.
6. To indicate by beating; as with the fingers or drumsticks.
7. To make by pounding or trampling.
8. To move rhythmically; SYN. pound, thump.
9. To move with a flapping motion; SYN. flap.
10. To move with a thrashing motion; SYN. flap.
11. To produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly.
12. To sail with much tacking or with difficulty.
13. To shape by beating.
14. To stir vigorously; SYN. scramble.
15. To strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music.
1. To become active and spew forth lava and rocks; said of volcanoes; SYN. belch.
2. To appear or intensify suddenly; SYN. flare up, flare, break open, burst out.
3. To emerge suddenly; SYN. come out, break through, push through.
4. To start abruptly; SYN. break out.
5. To manifest skin eruptions; SYN. break out.