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- v. To sound a rhythm on a percussion instrument such as a drum.
- v. To extinguish
- v. to win by a narrow margin.
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- v. come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
- v. beat out a rhythm
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Zimisces, after ordering the wounded emperor to be dragged to his feet, and heaping him with insult, to which the miserable man only replied by invoking the name of the “mother of God,” with his own hand plucked his beard, while his accomplices beat out his teeth with the hilts of their swords, and then trampling him to the ground, drove his sword into his skull.
A curiously, fiercely blue light beat out from the cracks of the shack’s door.
"I have asked the hull town, and I have went all over, 'till I was a'most beat out with the cold – and I ha'n't seen the first sight of 'em yet!"
The hell had been beat out of Guffey; having a go at that little fella was like punching out a mop.
Pittsburgh-based PNC, which beat out rival regional bank BB&T Corp. for the RBC operations, will also purchase $165 million worth of credit-card loans.
Gratiolet34 gives the case of a man, who by continually watching and counting his own pulse, at last caused one beat out of every six to intermit.
The engines whined and the rotor beat out discrete bass thumps of sound.
Grace will beat out sin’s throne; for indeed the words of this text, — that is, the subject of the ensuing treatise, — carry the force of a promise to the saints, to animate and encourage them to fight against sin under the banner of our Lord