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"Beat" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "batir", and "outrun" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "dejar atrás". Learn more about the difference between "beat" and "outrun" below.
beat(
bit
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to move quickly)
a. batir
Now, beat the ingredients until they form a batter.Ahora, bate los ingredientes hasta que formen una pasta.
The baby bird beat its wings until it finally lifted off the ground.El pajarito batió las alas hasta que por fin se levantó del suelo.
2. (to hit repeatedly)
a. golpear
She beat the pillow with her hand until it softened up.Ella golpeó la almohada con la mano hasta que se ablandó.
b. pegar
In many states, it is prohibited for parents to beat their children.En muchos estados, es prohibido que los padres peguen a sus hijos.
3. (to defeat)
a. vencer
The Mexicans beat the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.Los mexicanos vencieron a los franceses en la Batalla de Puebla el 5 de mayo del 1862.
b. ganar
I can't believe that team beat us.No puedo creer que ese equipo nos haya ganado.
c. derrotar
Germany beat Argentina in the 2014 World Cup finals.Alemania derrotó Argentina en el final de la copa mundial de 2014.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to pulsate)
a. latir
The average heart beats 70 times a minute.El corazón medio late 70 veces por minuto.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (rhythm)
a. el ritmo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The dancers moved their hips to the beat of the music.Los bailarines movían las caderas al ritmo de la música.
6. (measurable musical unit)
a. el pulso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If a piece is in three-four time, that means there are three beats per measure.Si una pieza está en tres por cuatro, eso quiere decir que hay tres pulsos por compás.
7. (allocated area)
a. la ronda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
One of the party's electoral promises is to have more police officers on the beat.Una de las promesas electorales del partido es de tener a más policías haciendo sus rondas.
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outrun
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to run faster than)
a. dejar atrás
Kirsten outran everyone in the race.Kirsten dejó atrás a todos en la carrera.
b. correr más rápido que
The thoroughbred outran all of the other horses.El purasangre corrió más rápido que todos los demás caballos.
2. (to escape)
a. escapar de
It was not a good idea to try to outrun the approaching twister.No fue una buena idea tratar de escapar del tornado que se aproximaba.
3. (to surpass)
a. superar
Harry's working hard to outrun the rest of his colleagues.Harry está trabajando duro para superar al resto de sus colegas.
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