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beat·ing  (btng)
1. An act of repeated hitting or striking.
2. A sound defeat.
3. A sharp reversal; a setback: Stocks took a beating from panicky investors.
4. A throbbing or pulsation, as of the heart.
5. Physics The periodic variation in amplitude of a wave produced by the superposition of two waves of different frequencies, resulting in segments of louder, and then quieter, sound.

beating  /bit/  n. 1 the act of hitting repeatedly 2 to take a beating: a. to be hit or punched badly b. fig. to lose a lot of money: I really took a beating because I had to sell my house for much less than I paid for it. beating

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