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Definition for: BEATS

beats
Make by pounding or trampling; "beat a path through the forest"
The act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing
Move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement"
A stroke or blow; "the signal was two beats on the steam pipe"
Move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"
A regular rate of repetition; "the cox raised the beat"
Indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks; "Beat the rhythm"
The basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; "the piece has a fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat"
Sail with much tacking or with difficulty; "The boat beat in the strong wind"
(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
Wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam"
Move with a flapping motion; "The bird's

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baste
baste
(v. t.) To beat with a stick; to cudgel.
(v. t.) To sprinkle flour and salt and drip butter or fat on, as on meat in roasting.
(v. t.) To mark with tar, as sheep.
(v. t.) To sew loosely, or with long stitches; -- usually, that the work may be held in position until sewed more firmly.
bates
bates
Soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments; "bate hides and skins"
Flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons
Moderate or restrain; lessen the force of; "He bated his breath when talking about this affair"; "capable of bating his enthusiasm"
beast
beast
(n.) Any living creature; an animal; -- including man, insects, etc.
(n.) Any four-footed animal, that may be used for labor, food, or sport; as, a beast of burden.
(n.) As opposed to man: Any irrational animal.
(n.) Fig.: A coarse, brutal, filthy, or degraded fellow.
(n.) A game at cards similar to loo.
(n.) A penalty at beast, omber, etc. Hence: To be beasted, to be beaten at beast, omber, etc.