beat

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beat definition


  1. mod.
    exhausted; worn-out. : The whole family was beat after the game.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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beat (so's) definition


  1. tv.
    to beat someone severely. : She threatened to beat my brains out.
  2. tv.
    to drive oneself hard (to accomplish something). : I beat my brains out all day to clean this house, and you come in and track up the carpet!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Idioms & Phrases

beat

In addition to the idioms beginning with beat, also see dead beat; heart misses a beat; if you can't beat them, join them; march to a different beat; miss a beat; off the beaten track; pound the pavement (a beat); to beat the band.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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