beat out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v beat out come out better in a competition, race, or conflict "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship","We beat the competition","Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
    • v beat out beat out a rhythm
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Quotations

  • Walter Bagehot
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    “Conquest is the missionary of valor, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world.”
  • Murray Kempton
    Murray Kempton
    “A neighborhood is where, when you go out of it, you get beat up.”

Idioms

Beat the daylights out of someone - If someone beats the daylights out of another person, they hit them repeatedly. ('Knock' can also be used and it can be made even stronger by saying 'the living daylights'.)
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Beat the tar out of - When you want to beat the tar out of someone, you want to beat them up badly.
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Beat your brains out - If you beat your brains out, you think hard about something but cannot solve, understand or remember it.
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Usage

In literature:

Take the bone out of a round of fresh beef, and beat the meat well all over to make it tender.
"Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches" by Eliza Leslie
Beating out blazes and glowing embers with brooms was not effective enough.
"The Desert of Wheat" by Zane Grey
What if the freshmen beat us out at Lake Saltonstall?
"Frank Merriwell at Yale" by Burt L. Standish
I don't remember any one saying that he was cheated or beat out of anything.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
He drew his pipe from his mouth, beat out its half-burned contents, and thrust it into its accustomed pocket.
"The Hunted Woman" by James Oliver Curwood
I'm too beat out to move.
"Cheerful--By Request" by Edna Ferber
I have been beat out of lots of money and I have got hurt trying to help people.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Every heart-beat brought him nearer to safety, but would he hold out?
"The Man From Brodney's" by George Barr McCutcheon
Den you beat de dirt out wid de battlin stick.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
He beat out the sparks and went on.
"The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol" by Lewis E. Theiss
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In poetry:

Row till the mast sing songs
Welcome and sweet.
Row till the waves, out-stripped,
Give up dead beat.
"Rowers Chant" by Thomas Sturge Moore
I have eaten the fat and drunk the sweet,
Lived the life out
From the first greeting glad drum-beat
To the last shout.
"A King's Soliloquy [On the Night of His Funeral]" by Thomas Hardy
There is a knocking in the skull,
An endless silent shout
Of something beating on a wall,
And crying, “Let me out!”
"Listen..." by Ogden Nash
We lean upon a beating breast,
As on a throne of gold;
And, like a monarch, thence, look out,
On love-hued sea and wold.
"Song" by James Avis Bartley
And all His stormy messengers,
That come with whirlwind breath,
Beat out our chaff of vanity,
And leave the grains of faith.
"January" by Alice Cary

And a fairy-girl out of Leinster
In a long dance I should meet,
My heart to her heart beating,
My feet in rhyme with her feet.
"The Rushes" by Francis Ledwidge

In news:

9 hitter, one day after twisting his ankle trying to beat out a bunt hit in Friday's game.
' GIF ' Beats Out 'YOLO' As Oxford Dictionary Word Of 2012.
McCutchen, 26, beat out the Atlanta Braves' Michael Bourn and the Cincinnati Reds' Drew Stubbs, the other two finalists.
The 2004 Emmaus High School graduate and Zionsville, Lehigh County, native beat out 79 other competitors from around the world this week to capture the gold medal at the World Parachuting Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Wipro beats outs Apple, HP as it tops Greenpeace 's green gadget guide.
Topeka worked hard, beating out the other bidding competitors to host the National Junior College Women's Soccer National Championships next week.
Gerdes beat out 1,500 bartenders from 44 cities in the US and Canada.
She is a beauty queen who beat out the competition with a pretty special talent.
Franchitti beat out his four Andretti Green Racing teammates, including team co-owner Michael Andretti and his son Marco.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Juan Pierre beat out a run-scoring infield single in the 11th inning, lifting the Phillies to an 8-7 win over the Cardinals.
In one of the notable pre-Frankfurt deals, buzzed-about debut novel Shotgun Lovesongs has sold to Katie Gilligan at St Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne, who bought US and Canadian rights for high six-figures, beating out seven other bidders.
Jordan Kovacs, right, beat out fellow captain Denard Robinson for Michigan's MVP award.
Finch beat out 36 other girls from across the state to take home the title.
He beat out the likes of Tony Romo, Matt Ryan, and Michael Vick as he should.
Trent Edwards beat out Mike Kafka for the third-string quarterback job with the Philadelphia Eagles.
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In science:

Further, we average out interference terms, oscillating at the beat frequencies, and neglect mode degeneracies (|ωl−ωm | ≫ | ˙El |/|El |).
Recent developments in the theory of multimode random lasers
Due to the shortness of our typical photometric sequences, there may also be multiperiodic pulsators among our null-detections, unidentified simply because their periods happened to be canceling each other out in a beat phase at the short time they were observed.
A survey for pulsating subdwarf B stars with the Nordic Optical Telescope
Note that fN N represents the effective free energetic drive to form contacts in general and is negative when there is a sufficient general attraction that beats out the loss of entropy of forming contacts.
A simple theory of protein folding kinetics
As Thurston points out, if he were to use the Huygens formula to adjust the length of his grandfather clock, which has an amplitude of 5◦ , to beat seconds, the error bounds show that the clock would lose between 4 and 8 minutes per week.
The AGM Simple Pendulum
The frequency discriminator, on the other hand, generally does not scale with the base line length since it reads out the frequency of the beat note rather than the optical phase.
Multi-color Cavity Metrology
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