beating

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Noun[edit]

beating (plural beatings)

  1. The action by which someone or something is beaten.
    the beating of a drum
    secret beatings of prisoners
  2. A heavy defeat or setback.
    • 2011 October 23, Phil McNulty, “Man Utd 1 - 6 Man City”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      To increase United's pain, this was their first home defeat in any competition since April 2010, when they lost to Chelsea - but even that defeat, which effectively cost them the title, may not turn out to have the same long-term significance as this heavy beating.
  3. The pulsation of the heart.

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Verb[edit]

beating

  1. present participle of beat

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