|1.||defeated or baffled|
|2.||shaped or made thin by hammering: a bowl of beaten gold|
|3.||much travelled; well trodden (esp in the phrase the beaten track)|
|4.||off the beaten track|
|a. in or into unfamiliar territory|
|b. out of the ordinary; unusual|
|5.||(of food) mixed by beating; whipped|
|6.||tired out; exhausted|
|7.||hunting (of woods, undergrowth, etc) scoured so as to rouse game|
v. beat, beat·en (bēt'n), beat·ing, beats
To strike repeatedly.
To pulsate; throb.
|beat (bēt) Pronunciation Key
A fluctuation or pulsation, usually repeated, in the amplitude of a signal. Beats are generally produced by the superposition of two waves of different frequencies; if the signals are audible, this results in fluctuations between louder and quieter sound.