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  Definition of Beating
  1. the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
  2. the act of overcoming or outdoing
  3. expanding and contracting rhythmically as to the beating of the heart; "felt the pulsating artery"; "oh my beating heart"
Similar Words: thrashing, licking, drubbing, lacing, trouncing, whacking, whipping, pulsating, pulsing

 

Hyponyms: whipping, tanning, flogging, lashing, flagellation

 

Derivational Morphology: whack, wham, whop, wallop, flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce, thrash, thresh, lam, flail, beat, beat up, work over, beat out, crush, shell, vanquish

 

 
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