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England needed to beat Germany to get to the final.
In 2000, George W Bush narrowly beat Al Gore in the election.
She beat the world record by 0.3 of a second.
I’ll be happy if I beat my previous score.
It is one of the few businesses that has beaten the recession.
women who have beaten breast cancer
See if you can beat me back to the house!
He was always trying to beat the clock and finish early.
They were arrested for beating their children.
Someone was beating a drum in the distance.
I beat my hands on the wall with rage.
He suddenly beat the table with his fist.
The rain was beating against the windows with renewed force.
waves beating on the shore
The shock had made my heart beat faster.
For me, surfing the Net beats watching TV any time.
You can’t beat a good book.
Obviously, Apple would be upset by any announcement that some company was going to beat them to market.