previous next

beat (1 intr. use peculiar to S.; cf. BATE vb.1
1. to flap the wings with force Shr. IV. i. 199.
2. to think or ponder laboriously Tp. V. i. 246, Ham. III. i. 183 “Whereon his brains still beating” ; said of the thoughts Tp. I. ii. 176 “still 'tis beating in my mind,” Lr. III. iv. 14.
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide References (4 total)
  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (4):
    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 3.4
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 3.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Tempest, 1.2
    • William Shakespeare, The Tempest, 5.1
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: