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Definition of "beating" []

  • An act of repeated hitting or striking. (noun)
  • A sound defeat. (noun)
  • A sharp reversal; a setback: Stocks took a beating from panicky investors. (noun)
  • A throbbing or pulsation, as of the heart. (noun)
  • Physics The periodic variation in amplitude of a wave produced by the superposition of two waves of different frequencies, resulting in segments of louder, and then quieter, sound. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "beating" in a sentence
  • "“I never knew the expression beating the piss out of someone was literal.”"
  • "They're half way home to the title beating Colorado 2-1 in a pitchers 'dual last night in Colorado."
  • "Standing tall at five feet nine inches, Choudhury, 22, won the title beating 19 other contestants Sunday."