beating

  • 1 Beating — can mean: *Beating, a Sailing term for making headway against the wind. *Beating up: hitting several or many times causing much bruising. **This is its usual meaning when it is a noun with a number or article, e.g. a beating . *Or see battery… …

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  • 2 Beating up — may refer to: * Systematic punching many times, or hitting with a blunt instrument, to enforce an order, inflict punishment, prevent the victim from resisting for a while, or release anger. Often two or more men take part, sometimes ith one or… …

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  • 3 Beating — (Silk) A simple operation in silk preparation which consists of beating the cocoons so that they open easily, and allow the fibres to be unwound. BEATING A wool term for the extra threads running loosely from the warp during weaving. They are… …

    Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • 4 Beating — Beat ing, n. 1. The act of striking or giving blows; punishment or chastisement by blows. [1913 Webster] 2. Pulsation; throbbing; as, the beating of the heart. [1913 Webster] 3. (Acoustics & Mus.) Pulsative sounds. See {Beat}, n. [1913 Webster] 4 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Beating-Up — The third primary movement of the loom when making cloth, and is the action of the reed as it drives each pick of weft to the fell of the cloth. The three primary movements are shedding, picking and beating up …

    Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • 6 beating — index battery, defeat, failure (lack of success) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 beating — c.1200, beatunge action of inflicting blows, from BEAT (Cf. beat) (v.). Meaning pulsation is recorded from c.1600 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 beating — [bēt′iŋ] n. 1. the act of a person or thing that beats 2. a whipping or thrashing 3. a throbbing; pulsation 4. a defeat …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 beating — n. 1) to give smb. a beating 2) to get, take a beating 3) a brutal, good, merciless, severe, vicious beating (he got a good beating) * * * [ biːtɪŋ] good merciless severe vicious beating (he got a good beating) a brutal …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 beating — [[t]bi͟ːtɪŋ[/t]] ♦♦♦ beatings 1) N COUNT If someone is given a beating, they are hit hard many times, especially with something such as a stick. ...the savage beating of a black motorist by white police officers... The team secured pictures of… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 beating */ — UK [ˈbiːtɪŋ] / US [ˈbɪtɪŋ] noun [countable] Word forms beating : singular beating plural beatings 1) the act of hitting someone hard a number of times in a fight or as a punishment The man had been given a severe beating. 2) a bad defeat in a… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 beating — beat|ing [ˈbi:tıŋ] n 1.) an act of hitting someone many times as a punishment or in a fight ▪ a brutal beating 2.) take a beating to lose very badly in a game or competition ▪ The Dodgers took a real beating on Saturday. →take some beating at… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 beating — beat|ing [ bitıŋ ] noun count * 1. ) the act of hitting someone hard a number of times in a fight or as a punishment: The man had been given a severe beating. 2. ) a bad defeat in a game, competition, or election: It looked like Penn State was… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 beating — noun (C) 1 an act of hitting someone many times as a punishment or in a fight: give sb a beating (=beat them) 2 take a beating to lose very badly in a game or competition: Our team took a real beating on Saturday. see also: take some beating beat …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 beating — See off the dolly panel beating on the dolly panel beating panel beating spring beating …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 16 beating — /bee ting/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that beats, as to punish, clean, mix, etc.: Give the rug a good beating. 2. a defeat or reverse; loss; setback: Several stocks took a beating in the market today. 3. pulsation; throbbing: the beating …

    Universalium

  • 17 beating — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ brutal, savage, severe, terrible, vicious VERB + BEATING ▪ get, receive, suffer …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 Beating — Beat Beat (b[=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Beat}; p. p. {Beat}, {Beaten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beating}.] [OE. beaten, beten, AS. be[ a]tan; akin to Icel. bauta, OHG. b[=o]zan. Cf. 1st {Butt}, {Button}.] 1. To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19 beating — [ˈbiːtɪŋ] noun [C] an act of hitting someone hard a number of times in a fight or as a punishment • take a beating to be badly damaged or criticized[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 20 beating — /ˈbitɪŋ/ (say beeting) noun 1. the act of a person or thing that beats. 2. the same act administered as punishment; whipping. 3. a defeat. 4. a pulsation or throb. –phrase 5. take a beating, Colloquial to suffer a major defeat …

    Australian English dictionary


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