(), n. 1. The act of striking or giving blows; punishment or chastisement by blows.
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2. Pulsation; throbbing; as, the beating of the heart.
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3. (Acoustics & Mus.) Pulsative sounds. See Beat, n.
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4. (Naut.) The process of sailing against the wind by tacks in zigzag direction.
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