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Pronunciation of Beat: Learn how to pronounce Beat in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word beat:

verb (past beat; past participle beaten /ˈbiːt(ə)n/)
[with object]
1strike (a person or an animal) repeatedly and violently so as to hurt or injure them, typically with an implement such as a club or whip:
aristocratic women were often beaten by their husbands
the victims were beaten to death with baseball bats
strike (an object) repeatedly so as to make a noise:
he beat the table with his hand
[no object] (of an instrument) make a rhythmical sound through being struck:
drums were beating in the distance
strike (a carpet, blanket, etc.) repeatedly in order to remove dust:
upright cleaners have a motorized head which beats the carpet to loosen the dirt
flatten or shape (metal) by striking it repeatedly with a hammer:
pure gold can be beaten out to form very thin sheets
(beat something against/on) strike something against (something):
she beat her fists against the wood
[no object] strike repeatedly at or on something:
Sidney beat on the door with the flat of his hand
Emmie began to beat at the flames
move across (an area of land) repeatedly striking at the ground cover in order to raise game birds for shooting:
they hire boys to beat the Yorkshire moors for game birds
2defeat (someone) in a game or other competitive situation:
she beat him easily at chess
Juventus were beaten 2-1
overcome (a problem or disease):
the battle to beat car crime
he beat heroin addiction in 1992
do or be better than (a record or score):
he beat his own world record
informal be better than:
you can’t beat the taste of fresh raspberries
informal baffle:
it beats me how you manage to work in this heat
3succeed in getting somewhere ahead of (someone):
the defender beat him to the ball
take action to avoid (difficulty or inconvenience):
they set off early to beat the traffic
4 [no object] (of the heart) pulsate:
her heart beat faster with panic
5(of a bird) move (the wings) up and down:
doves wheel around the rooftops, beating their wings
[no object] (of a bird) fly making rhythmic wing movements:
an owl beat low over the salt marsh
6stir (cooking ingredients) vigorously to make a smooth or frothy mixture:
beat the butter until light and fluffy
beat the cream into the mixture
7 (beat it) informal leave:
[in imperative]:
now beat it, will you!
8 [no object, with adverbial of direction] Sailing sail into the wind, following a zigzag course with repeated tacking:
we beat southwards all that first day
noun
1a main accent or rhythmic unit in music or poetry:
the glissando begins on the second beat
a strong rhythm in popular music:
the music changed to a funky disco beat
[in singular] a regular, rhythmic sound or movement:
the beat of the wipers became almost hypnotic
the sound made when something, especially a musical instrument, is struck:
he heard a regular drum beat
a pulsation of the heart.
a periodic variation of sound or amplitude due to the combination of two sounds, electrical signals, or other vibrations having similar but not identical frequencies.
2the movement of a bird’s wings:
the beat of the swallow’s wings as they dive after midges
3an area allocated to a police officer and patrolled on foot:
his beat was in North London
public clamour for more policemen on the beat
a spell of duty allocated to a police officer:
his beat ended at 6 a.m.
an area regularly frequented by someone:
a few, new to their beat, looked at him with interest
informal a person’s area of interest:
his beat is construction, property, and hotels
a stretch of water fished by an angler:
you don’t necessarily have to fish on the priciest beats to find good sport
4a brief pause or moment of hesitation:
she waited for a beat of three seconds
[from the use of a stage direction referring to such a pause]
5 informalshort for beatnik.
adjective
1 [predic.] informal completely exhausted:
I’m beat—I need an hour or so to rest
2 [attributive] relating to the beat generation or its philosophy:
beat poet Allen Ginsberg