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noun [countable] beat pronunciation in British English /biːt/ 
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singularbeat
pluralbeats
  1. 1
    the series of regular sounds or movements as your heart pumps blood around your body

    I could feel the beat of his heart.

    1. a.
      one of the regular sounds or movements of your heart

      a heart rate of 65 beats a minute

      miss/skip a beat:

      Her heart seemed to miss a beat.

  2. 3
    [usually singular] an area that a police officer has responsibility for and must walk around regularly
    walk/pound/patrol the beat:

    The two officers used to walk the beat together.

    on the beat (=walking around an area):

    We intend to increase the number of police on the beat.

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