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beating

Definitions of beating
  1. noun
    the act of overcoming or outdoing
    synonyms: whipping
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    type of:
    combat, fight, fighting, scrap
    the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
  2. noun
    the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
    synonyms: drubbing, lacing, licking, thrashing, trouncing, whacking
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    flagellation, flogging, lashing, tanning, whipping
    beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
    flagellation
    beating as a source of erotic or religious stimulation
    self-flagellation
    self-punishment inflicted by whipping
    horsewhipping
    the act of whipping with a horsewhip
    type of:
    corporal punishment
    the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime
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