Synonyms for beaten


1. beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish, get the better of, overcome, defeat
usage: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
2. beat, beat up, work over
usage: give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression; "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher used to beat the students"
3. beat, strike
usage: hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe"
4. beat, pound, thump, move
usage: move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"
5. beat, shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge
usage: shape by beating; "beat swords into ploughshares"
6. drum, beat, thrum, sound, go
usage: make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night"
7. beat, glare
usage: glare or strike with great intensity; "The sun was beating down on us"
8. beat, flap, move, displace
usage: move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"
9. beat, sail
usage: sail with much tacking or with difficulty; "The boat beat in the strong wind"
10. beat, scramble, agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up
usage: stir vigorously; "beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream"
11. beat, strike
usage: strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music; "beat one's breast"; "beat one's foot rhythmically"
12. beat, be
usage: be superior; "Reading beats watching television"; "This sure beats work!"
13. beat, bunk, cheat, rip off, chisel
usage: avoid paying; "beat the subway fare"
14. tick, ticktock, ticktack, beat, sound, go
usage: make a sound like a clock or a timer; "the clocks were ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight"
15. beat, flap, move
usage: move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping"
16. beat
usage: indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks; "Beat the rhythm"
17. pulsate, beat, quiver, move
usage: move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement"
18. beat, make, create
usage: make by pounding or trampling; "beat a path through the forest"
19. beat, play
usage: produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly; "beat the drum"
20. beat, beat
usage: strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
21. outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumvent, surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform
usage: beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
22. perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound, confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate
usage: be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
23. exhaust, wash up, beat, tucker, tucker out, tire, wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear down, fag out, fag, fatigue
usage: wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam"


1. beaten
usage: formed or made thin by hammering; "beaten gold"
2. beaten(prenominal), familiar (vs. unfamiliar)
usage: much trodden and worn smooth or bare; "did not stray from the beaten path"
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