Learn English Irregular Verbs - Beat

beat /biːt/

  • 1 to defeat somebody in a game or competition:

    She beat him easily at chess.
    We competed hard in the tournament but we were beaten by a better team.
    The Conservatives were narrowly beaten in the election.

  • 2 to hit someone or something repeatedly and violently with your hand, a stick etc so as to hurt or injure them:

    The victims were beaten to death with baseball bats.
    Her son was beating a drum.
    She was beating dust out of the carpet.
    They beat him unconscious.

Past simple

  • beat

Past participle

  • beaten

  • beat

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