from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Formed or made thin by hammering.
  • adjective Worn by continuous use; familiar and much traveled.
  • adjective Totally worn-out; exhausted.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Wrought upon by beating; formed or affected in any way by blows or percussion: as, beaten work (which see, below).
  • Specifically Worn by beating or treading; much trodden; hence, common from frequent use or repetition; trite: as, to follow the beaten course of reasoning.
  • Conquered; vanquished.
  • Exhausted; worn out.
  • Baffled, as by the difficulty of a task, intellectual or physical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Made smooth by beating or treading; worn by use.
  • adjective Vanquished; defeated; conquered; baffled.
  • adjective Exhausted; tired out.
  • adjective obsolete Become common or trite.
  • adjective obsolete Tried; practiced.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective defeated
  • adjective repeatedly struck
  • adjective mixed by paddling with a wooden spoon or other implement
  • verb Past participle of beat

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective formed or made thin by hammering
  • adjective much trodden and worn smooth or bare


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

beat +‎ -en


  • The sin of thoughtlessness shall be beaten with fewer stripes than the sin of deliberation, -- but it shall be _beaten_, and therefore it is _sin_.

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  • "When you do not give her so much as a voice in her own house; when you allow her children to be trampled on, and beaten -- _beaten_, sir -- and she dare not interfere!

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  • More important, they allowed the Magic to zone up on them defensively all series, with little fear of being beaten from the perimeter.

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  • “‘With sandals beaten from the crowns of kings,’” Leo added, murmuring the words reverently, loving them with his lips as his lips formed them and uttered them.


  • Could have beeen calabacitas rellenas, but it might have been raíz de chayote relleno de queso: two slices of parboiled raíz de chayote with a slice of cheese inside; capeado (dipped in beaten egg batter) and fried.

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  • They had a delicate flavor and firm, soft flesh, best eaten lightly fried in beaten egg with a squeeze of lemon juice.

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  • I then dipped florets in beaten egg white, rolled them in the masala breadcrumbs and baked them as directed.

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  • She dipped each filet in beaten egg white, then peppered flour, and lowered it onto the griddle.


  • Once again, four strange men are running rampant through my house, dressed in beaten denim jackets and pull-over wool caps.

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  • Remove from heat, stir in beaten egg yolks and the grated coconut meat.

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