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beating (n.)

c. 1200, beatunge "action of inflicting blows," verbal noun from beat (v.). Meaning "pulsation" is recorded from c. 1600. Nautical sense of "sailing against the wind" is by 1883.

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Definitions of beating

beating (n.)
the act of overcoming or outdoing;
Synonyms: whipping
beating (n.)
the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows;
Synonyms: thrashing / licking / drubbing / lacing / trouncing / whacking
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