beating
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beating(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (assault)
a. la paliza
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The thugs gave him a beating for standing up for the woman at the bakery.Los matones le dieron una paliza por defender a la mujer en la panadería.
2. (defeat)
a. la paliza
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The beating the team received yesterday must have been embarrassing.La paliza que recibió el equipo ayer tiene que haber sido embarazosa.
3. (sound)
a. el repique
(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 beating of drums could be heard from the nearby cabildo.El repique de tambores se oía del cabildo cercano.
b. los latidos
(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).
(of the heart)
The doctor listened to the beating of the patient's heart with a stethoscope.La doctora escuchó los latidos del corazón del paciente con el estetoscopio.
4. (bettering)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Her score in the competition will take a lot of beating.La puntuación que obtuvo en la competencia será difícil de superar.
The brilliant young Russian gymnast's score will take some beating.La puntuación de la rusa joven prodigiosa será difícil de superar.
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beating
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (assault, defeat)
a. la paliza
(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).
to give somebody a beatingdar una paliza a alguien
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beating [ˈbiːtɪŋ]
noun
1 (striking) [of drum] redoble (m); [of heart] latido (m); pulsación (f)
the beating of wings el batir de alas; the beating of the rain/the waves el batir or el azote de la lluvia/las olas
of rain, waves the prisoner was brought in to the beating of drums he loved listening to the beating of the rain on the roof lightning is believed to flash from its beak and the beating of its wings represents thunder she listened to the beating of her heart
2 (punishment) paliza (f); golpiza (f); (LAm)
I saw it as revenge for all the beatings I had had as a child the videotaped police beating of Rodney King
to get a beating recibir una paliza
if I came in late I would get a beating
to give sb a beating dar una paliza a algn
I'll give you a beating you'll never forget he never caught up with her to give her the beating he thought she deserved
to take a beating: our team took a beating a nuestro equipo le dieron una paliza (informal); nuestro equipo recibió una paliza (informal); the dollar is taking a beating on the currency markets le están dando una paliza al dólar en los mercados de divisas (informal)
3 (bettering)
that score will take some beating será difícil superar esa puntuación
4 (Hunting) batida (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "beating"
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my heart is beating fast
mi corazón late rápido
love is two hearts beating as one
el amor es dos corazones que laten como uno
beating heart
corazón palpitante
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