Beat

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Physical ActionPlay
Use 'beat' to describe forceful, often rhythmic actions, usually with hands or tools. SlideShe beat the dust out of the rug.
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Repeated ActionPlay
'Beat' suggests an action happening repeatedly, not just a single strike. SlideHe beat the table in frustration.