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noun [countable]     beating pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    the act of hitting someone hard a number of times in a fight or as a punishment

    The man had been given a severe beating.

  2. 2
    a bad defeat in a game, competition, or election

    It looked like Leeds United were going to get a beating.

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