Definitions

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  • v. To beat excessively.

Etymologies

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From Middle English tobeten, from Old English tōbēatan ("to beat severely, beat to death"), equivalent to to- +‎ beat.

Examples

  • If the 65th‑best player in the world were tobeat maybe the best player of all time, the shock might even knock the WorldCup off the front of the sports pages for a day.

    Wimbledon 2010: Roger Federer ready for pursuit of seventh title

  • If this is the case, Berlusconi might hope tobeat his own record for the longest serving government since World War 2.

    A roman holiday for Prodi

  • The 32-year-old Filipino, already acknowledged as one ofthe best offensive fighters of all time, is a 6-1 favourite tobeat American Mosley at the MGM Garden Arena.

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  • True, Fraizer Campbell did bring one fine save from Almunia - andhow Kenwyne Jones did not score when clean through with only Almunia tobeat, only he knows.

    Football.co.uk news feed

  • He'd have worked out a way tobeat them, once he'd received his orders: 'Good morning, Jim, Yourmission, should you decide to accept it, involves the theft of anapparently inevitable victory by the enemy, known as

    Football.co.uk news feed

  • Zubar then found himself in good space in the box but was unable tobeat Heitinga and an extraordinary goalmouth scrum ended with Doyleshooting over.

    Football.co.uk news feed

  • 'Beating Liverpool was a relief for the team, because we needed tobeat one of the big teams, but if you want to win the league you mustgo and win matches like this,' said Wenger.

    Football.co.uk news feed

  • It took the League One leaders more than three hours over the tie tobeat their non-League opposition after former Leeds striker AnthonyElding forced extra-time in front of only 10,000 at Elland Road.

    Football.co.uk news feed

  • If someone is trying to shave a few years off the time trapped in public schooling, (primary, secondary, or tertiary), at least acknowledge the clock that they’re trying tobeat.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Age Discrmination Against Child Prodigy?

  • Also, I like the Google screen display format better than Westlaw’s and Lexis’s, though for printouts Westlaw’s copies of the original reporter are hard tobeat.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Tip for Using Google Scholar to Find Court Opinions

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