Simon always beats me at tennis.
Holland beat Belgium (by) 3-1.
The nationalists were narrowly beaten in the local election.
She has beaten her own record of three minutes ten seconds.
Sebastian beat me 6-2. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Thai)
By the time the doctor had arrived, his heart had stopped beating.
My heart was beating like a bell and I was really excit[ed]. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Slovak)
They saw him beating his dog with a stick.
She was beaten to death.
He began to drink, and when he was drunk, he beat Kelly. (First Certificate in English; B2; Russian)
soldiers beating drums
We could hear the pigeons beating their wings.
Rain beat against the windows.
The sound of the pelting rain beating against the sla[t]es made the minutes last longer than ever and my cosy sofa looked so cold and small. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Portuguese)
Being at the youth club beats sitting at home.
The sight of a child cured from an immobilizing disease running around laughing and dancing is pure happiness, nothing beats it. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Swedish)
You can't beat Pedro's for a great pizza.
You can't beat their "French cuisine" she usually said, when asked why didn't she change [the] place. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Spanish)
Beat the egg whites until they are stiff.
I decided to stop beating around the bush and told him exactly what I thought of him.
Well, let's stop beating about the bush and g[et] to the point. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Spanish)
He beat up one of the other prisoners.
He would often beat her up when he was drunk. (First Certificate in English; B2; Chinese)
I put my head on his chest but I could feel no heart beat.
My heart missed a beat when she said, "Yes, I'll marry you".
She started to exhale after a moment, counting the beats of her heart. (First Certificate in English; B2; Russian)
The guitar comes in on the third beat.
He tapped his foot to the beat of the music.
They play rock with a very good beat. (First Certificate in English; B2; German)