AskDefine | Define beating

Dictionary Definition

beating adj : expanding and contracting rhythmically as to the beating of the heart; "felt the pulsating artery"; "oh my beating heart" [syn: pulsating, pulsing]

Noun

1 the act of overcoming or outdoing [syn: whipping]
2 the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows [syn: thrashing, licking, drubbing, lacing, trouncing, whacking]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. action of the verb to beat
  2. a heavy defeat or setback
  3. the pulsation of the heart

Translations

action of the verb to beat
  • Kurdish:
    Sorani: لێدان, تێهه‌ڵدان
a heavy defeat or setback
the pulsation of the heart
  • Kurdish:
    Sorani: لێدان

Verb

beating
  1. present participle of beat

Extensive Definition

Beating can mean:-
  • Beating is part of the process of making paper, where the fibres of the pulp are separated and dispersed evenly in water
  • Participle and gerund of the verb beat in its various senses.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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