French translation of 'beating'
- (= assault)
raclée (inf) f
- (= defeat)
to take a beating (in contest)
prendre une raclée (inf)
to take some beating (informal) (= be difficult to surpass)
⇒ That will take some beating.
Ce sera dur à battre.
Example Sentences Including 'beating'
A breeze through the window made her shiver, and made the light pulse like a beating heart, like blood.LOST SUMMER (2002)
There wasn't a precedent in legend for the guilty little guy beating the righteous giant.SOMEBODY (2002)
Sprout's hooves sounded loud on the road, as loud as Sam's own beating heart, but much, much slower.LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
Trends of 'beating'
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- [of heart]
- (music) [of bar]
mesure fwithout missing a beat (figurative, = unhesitatingly) [reply]
du tac au tac
- (= rhythm)
⇒ He was tapping his foot to the beat.
Il battait la mesure du pied.
- (= area) [of policeman]
secteur mto be on the beat
faire sa ronde
- (= defeat) [opponent]
⇒ We beat them 3-0.
On les a battus trois à zéro.if you can't beat them, join them
si vous ne pouvez les battre, ralliez-vous à euxto beat sb to it
couper l'herbe sous le pied de qn
- (= surpass) [record]
battrethat beats everything! (= is beyond)
c'est le comble!you can't beat it (= there's nothing better)
il n'y a rien de tel
beat it! (informal)
fiche le camp!
- (= hit)
battreto beat sb to death
battre qn à mort
- (= whip)
to beat time
battre la mesure
to beat on a drum
battre du tambour
to beat about the bush
tourner autour du pot
Example Sentences Including 'beat'
Voss knocked on Wolters ' door, waited the customary beat , announced the diamond assessor.THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS (2002)
I watched another afternoon die, holding on to Heike's wrist feeling her pulse -- a thin, thready, tinkering beat.BLOOD IS DIRT (2002)
His first sight of Caroline Jackson had made his heart skip a beat.THE LAST TEMPTATION (2002)
Translation of beating from the Collins English to French Dictionary