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beat [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (strike, pound)etwas hauen Vt
  etwas schlagen Vt
 He beat the desk with his fist to try to get his point across.
 Er haute mit der Faust auf den Tisch, um sich so verständlich zu machen.
beat [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (hit [sb] repeatedly)jemanden schlagen Vt
  auf jemanden einprügeln Präp + Vt, sepa
  jemanden verprügeln Vt
 The judge sentenced Willis to five years in jail for beating his victim with a baseball bat.
 Der Richter verurteilte Willis zu fünf Jahren Haft, denn er hatte sein Opfer mit einem Baseballschläger geschlagen.
beat [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (defeat) (übertragen)jemanden schlagen Vt
  jemanden besiegen Vt
 The championship team are confident they can beat the challengers.
 Das Meisterschaftsteam war sich sicher, dass sie die Herausforderer schlagen würden.
beat [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (eggs: whisk) (übertragen: Küche)etwas schlagen Vt
  etwas verquirlen Vt
 Before you scramble eggs, you have to beat them.
 Bevor du die Eier braten kannst, musst du sie schlagen.
beat [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (wings: flap)etwas schlagen Vt
  mit etwas flattern Präp + Vi
 A hummingbird beats its wings many times a second.
 Ein Kolibri schlägt seine Flügel viele Male pro Sekunde.
beat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (rhythm)Takt Nm
  Rhythmus Nm
 The dancers moved to the beat of the music.
 Die Tänzer bewegen sich zum Takt der Musik.
 
Zusätzliche Übersetzungen
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beat adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." US, informal, colloquial (exhausted) (ugs)kaputt, fertig Adj
  erschlagen Adj
 After a long day at work, Keith's father is beat when he comes home.
Beat adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." historical (beatnik) (Literatur)Beat- Präf
 Kerouac is the most famous of the Beat poets.
beat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (musical note) (Musik)akzentuierte Note Adj + Nf
 You must remember to play harder on the accented beats.
beat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (stroke, blow)Dröhnen Nn
 The beat of the workers' hammers gave Sue a headache.
beat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (heartbeat)Schlagen Nn
 In her excitement, Fran could feel the beat of her heart.
beat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (police officer's round)ein Gebiet patrouillieren Rdw
 Officer Smith pounded the beat all day long.
beat viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (heart: throb) (Herz)schlagen Vi
 The doctor listened to see if the man's heart was beating.
beat viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (wings: flap)schlagen Vi
  flattern Vi
 The eagle's wings did not beat as it glided through the air.
beat [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." informal (arrive before)schneller da sein als jemand anderes VP
 I bet we will beat you! We drive much faster.
beat [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (tap out: a rhythm) (Musik)etwas trommeln Vt
 The drummer beat the rhythm on the bass drum.
beat [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (metal: flatten)etwas schlagen Vt
  etwas hämmern Vt
 The craftsman beat the piece of metal until it was very thin.
beat [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." slang (be preferable)etwas schlagen Vt
  etwas ausstechen Vt, sepa
  etwas übersteigen Vt, fix
 Nothing beats a chocolate cake fresh from the oven.
beat [sb] to [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (arrive before)jemanden besiegen Vt
  (übertragen)jemanden schlagen Vt
  jemanden bezwingen Vt
 Thompson beat the other runners to the finish line.
beat doing [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." slang (be preferable)besser sein als jemand anderes VP
 Playing in a band as a professional musician beats doing a boring office job. Sitting here in the coffee shop with you sure beats working!
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beat a dead horse,
flog a dead horse
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative (pursue a hopeless cause)seine Energie verschwenden, seine Energie vergeuden Rdw
  seine Zeit verschwenden, seine Zeit vergeuden Rdw
 I tried to convince him to come with us, but felt that I was beating a dead horse.
beat a path to [sb]'s door v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (be keen to meet with [sb](umgangssprachlich)jdm die Bude einrennen Rdw
 If you have a good idea, investors will beat a path to your door.
 Wenn du eine gute Idee hast, dann werden dir die Investoren die Bude einrennen
beat around the bush,
also UK: beat about the bush
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative (avoid getting to the point)um den heißen Brei herumreden Rdw
 Stop beating around the bush and give me the real reason!
beat [sth/sb] back,
beat back [sth/sb]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(push, repel)etwas/jemanden zurückdrängen Vt, sepa
  etwas/jemanden abwehren Vt, sepa
  (übertragen)etwas/jemanden ersticken Vt
 We were able to beat back the flames before they reached the house.
beat down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (sun: shine brightly and hot) (Slang)knallen Vi
  (ugs, übertragen)herunterbrennen Vi, sepa
 The sun was beating down on our backs.
 Die Sonne knallte auf unsere Rücken.
beat down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (rain: pour heavily)prasseln Vi
 The rain beat down so hard on the apple tree that in the morning half of the apples were on the ground.
 Der Regen prasselte so hart auf den Apfelbaum, dass die Hälfte der Äpfel am nächsten Morgen auf dem Boden lagen.
beat [sb] down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." informal, figurative (negotiate lower price from)jemanden herunterhandeln Vt, sepa
  den Preis drücken Rdw
 Amy beat the seller down to £20 for the vase.
 Amy handelte den Verkäufer auf 20 Pfund für die Vase herunter.
beat [sth] down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." informal, figurative (price: negotiate lower)den Preis drücken Rdw
  etwas herunterhandeln Vt, sepa
 We beat the price down to $45.
 Wir drückten den Preis auf 45$ herunter.
beat [sb] down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." informal, figurative (demoralize)jemanden fertig machen Adj + Vt
  jemanden herunterziehen Vt, sepa
 Doris admitted that life was beating her down.
 Doris gab zu, dass das Leben sie fertig machte.
beat [sth] down,
beat down [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
figurative (suppress)etw überwinden Vt, fix
 Deborah beat down her fear of flying and got on the plane to visit her daughter in Australia.
beat it interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" slang (go away) (umgangssprachlich)Hau ab Int
  (Slang, vulgär)Verpiss dich Int
 No, I won't give you any money. Now, beat it!
beat it v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." slang (leave, go)abhauen Vi, sepa
  (übertragen)verkrümeln Vr
  die Fliege machen, das Weite suchen Rdw
 The police showed up and we knew it was time to beat it.
beat [sb/sth] off,
beat off [sb/sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(repel, fight back)jemanden/etwas abwehren Vt, sepa
  sich gegen jemanden/etwas wehren VP
  gegen jemanden/etwas zurückschlagen VP
 The pensioner fought back and succeeded in beating off his attackers.
beat off [sth],
beat [sth] off
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
figurative (defeat)etwas bekämpfen Vt
  etwas entgegenwirken Vi, sepa
 He managed to beat off intense criticism from both left and right en route to the nomination.
beat off vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." vulgar, slang (masturbate)masturbieren Vi
  (Slang)sich einen runterholen Rdw
 He managed to beat off without his roommate hearing.
beat [sb] off,
beat off [sb]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
vulgar, slang (masturbate)masturbieren Vi
  (Slang)jemandem einen runterholen Rdw
 She was beating him off.
beat out [sth],
beat [sth] out
vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
(strike: a rhythm) (Musik)etwas schlagen Vt
  (Musik)etwas trommeln Vt
 Rufus began beating out a rhythm on the drums.
beat out [sb],
beat [sb] out
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
US, informal (outdo competitor)jemanden schlagen Vt
  jemanden ausstechen Vt, sepa
  jemanden aus dem Rennen werfen Rdw
 The other team beat us out for the championship.
beat the drum for [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (promote)die Werbetrommel rühren Rdw
  Werbung machen Nf + Vt
  werben Vi
 The environmental activist goes around the world beating the drum for energy reform.
beat the rap v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." slang (escape blame, be acquitted) (ugs)nochmal davonkommen VP
  noch einmal davonkommen VP
beat [sb] up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." informal (assault)jemanden zusammenschlagen Vt, sepa
  jemanden verprügeln Vt
  (Slang, übertragen)jemanden zusammenfalten Vt, sepa
 A group of youths beat Henry up.
 Eine Gruppe Jugendlicher schlug Henry zusammen.
beat-up adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." US, slang (vehicle: in poor condition)klapprig Adj
  alt Adj
Anmerkung: A hyphen is used when the adjective precedes the noun.
 Rick drives a beat-up pickup truck.
beat yourself up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." figurative, informal (feel guilty or bad) (umgangssprachlich)fertigmachen Vr, sepa
  (Slang)sich in den Arsch beißen Rdw
 It was just an honest mistake, so you shouldn't beat yourself up about it.
beat-up car nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, slang (car in poor condition)Rostlaube Nf
  Klapperkiste Nf
 I love my beat-up car, even though it´s covered in dents and scratches.
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Wörterbuch Englisch-Deutsch © WordReference.com 2012:
beat [biːt]
  • I s
    • 1. (regelmäßig wiederholter) Schlag; Herz-, Puls-, Trommelschlag m; Ticken n (Uhr)
    • 2. MUS
      a) Takt(schlag) m
      b) Jazz: Beat m, rhythmischer Schwerpunkt
      c) beat music
    • 3. Versmaß: Hebung f
    • 4. PHYS, RADIO Schwebung f
    • 5. Runde f oder Revier n eines Schutzmanns etc:
      be on one’s beat die Runde machen;
      be off (oder out of) one’s beat fig nicht in seinem Element sein;
      that is outside my beat fig das schlägt nicht in mein Fach oder ist mir ungewohnt

    • 6. US (Verwaltungs)Bezirk m
    • 7. US umg
      a) wer oder was alles übertrifft:
      I’ve never seen his beat der schlägt alles, was ich je gesehen habe

      b) (sensationelle) Erst- oder Alleinmeldung einer Zeitung
      c) deadbeat
      d) beatnik
    • 8. JAGD Treibjagd f
  • II adj
    • 1. umg (wie) erschlagen:
      a) ganz kaputt, erschöpft
      b) verblüfft
    • 2. US sl antikonformistisch, illusionslos:
      the Beat Generation die Beat-Generation

  • III v/t [irr]
    • 1. (regelmäßig oder häufig) schlagen; Teppich etc klopfen; Metall hämmern oder schmieden; Eier, Sahne (zu Schaum oder Schnee) schlagen; Takt, Trommel schlagen:
      beat a horse ein Pferd schlagen;
      beat a path einen Weg (durch Stampfen etc) bahnen;
      beat the wings mit den Flügeln schlagen;
      beat the air fig vergebliche Versuche machen, gegen Windmühlen kämpfen;
      beat a charge US sl einer Strafe entgehen;
      beat sth into sb’s head jemandem etwas einbläuen;
      beat one’s brains sich den Kopf zerbrechen;
      beat it sl abhauen, verduften;
      retreat I 1
    • 2. Gegner schlagen, besiegen; übertreffen, -bieten; zu viel sein für jemanden:
      beat sb at tennis jemanden im Tennis schlagen;
      beat the record den Rekord brechen;
      to beat the band (Wendung) mit aller Macht, wie toll;
      beat sb hollow jemanden vernichtend schlagen;
      beat sb to it jemandem zuvorkommen;
      that beats me! umg das ist mir zu hoch!, da komme ich nicht mit!;
      this poster takes some beating dieses Plakat ist schwer zu überbieten;
      that beats everything! umg
      a) das ist die Höhe!,
      b) ist ja sagenhaft!;
      can you beat that! umg das darf doch nicht wahr sein!;
      the journey beat me die Reise hat mich völlig erschöpft;
      hock beats claret Weißwein ist besser als Rotwein

    • 3. Wild aufstöbern, treiben:
      beat the woods eine Treibjagd oder Suche durch die Wälder veranstalten

    • 4. schlagen, verprügeln, (ver)hauen
    • 5. abgehen, umg abklopfen, einen Rundgang machen um
  • IV v/i [irr]
    • 1. schlagen (auch Herz etc); ticken (Uhr):
      beat at (oder on) the door (fest) an die Tür pochen;
      rain beat on the windows der Regen schlug oder peitschte gegen die Fenster;
      the hot sun was beating down on us die heiße Sonne brannte auf uns nieder

    • 2. JAGD treiben; bush1 1
    • 3. SCHIFF lavieren:
      beat against the wind gegen den Wind kreuzen
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