tobeat

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English tobeten, from Old English tōbēatan (to beat severely, beat to death), equivalent to to- +‎ beat.

Verb[edit]

tobeat (third-person singular simple present tobeats, present participle tobeating, simple past tobeat, past participle tobeaten)

  1. (obsolete) To beat excessively.

References[edit]

  • tobeat in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911