Beat. Noun. A sound. Part of a rhythm. Beat. Verb. To hit or strike. Ugly. Urgent. Beat. Noun. The time and area in which a police o cer patrols. Also used in journalism. To understand your beat is to know its energy. And to sense when that energy shi s. Beat. Verb. To play. To pulsate. To overcome. It beats me. To escape or avoid punishment. To beat back. To beat down. To beat around the bush. To beat on, boats against the current. Don’t know when you’re beaten. The Jack beats the King. And the beat goes on. And the beat goes on. And the beat goes on.