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An example use of beat in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… actually on going to beat independence …”
Beat means to strike repeatedly with a heavy object.
the word beat occurs in english on average 56.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that beat can be often used in the following areas:
1) people, society, and culture;