Synonyms of beating in English:


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1‘he received a near fatal beating’


battering, thrashing, thumping, pounding, pummelling, drubbing, slapping, smacking, hammering, hitting, striking, punching, knocking, thwacking, cuffing, buffeting, boxing, mauling, pelting, lambasting

assault, attack

flaying, whipping, lashing, cudgelling, clubbing, birching

corporal punishment, chastisement

informal beating-up, duffing-up, doing-over, belting, bashing, pasting, walloping, whacking, clobbering, slugging, tanning, biffing, bopping, hiding

2‘she could hear the beating of her heart’


pulsation, pulsating, pulse, pulsing, palpitating, throb, reverberation, reverberating

pumping, pounding, thumping, thudding, hammering, drumming

pitter-patter, pit-a-pat

3‘a 5–1 beating at the hands of their rivals’


defeat, loss, conquest, vanquishing, trouncing, routing, overthrow, downfall

informal licking, thrashing, clobbering