English: beat

English verb 'beat' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to beat
Participle: beaten
Gerund: beating

Indicative

Present

Ibeat
youbeat
he;she;itbeats
webeat
youbeat
theybeat

Perfect

Ihave beaten; beat
youhave beaten; beat
he;she;ithas beaten; beat
wehave beaten; beat
youhave beaten; beat
theyhave beaten; beat

Past

Ibeat
youbeat
he;she;itbeat
webeat
youbeat
theybeat

Pluperfect

Ihad beaten; beat
youhad beaten; beat
he;she;ithad beaten; beat
wehad beaten; beat
youhad beaten; beat
theyhad beaten; beat

Future

Iwill beat
youwill beat
he;she;itwill beat
wewill beat
youwill beat
theywill beat

Future perfect

Iwill have beaten; beat
youwill have beaten; beat
he;she;itwill have beaten; beat
wewill have beaten; beat
youwill have beaten; beat
theywill have beaten; beat

Subjunctive

Present

Ibeat
youbeat
he;she;itbeat
webeat
youbeat
theybeat

Perfect

Ihave beaten; beat
youhave beaten; beat
he;she;ithave beaten; beat
wehave beaten; beat
youhave beaten; beat
theyhave beaten; beat

Imperfect

Ibeat
youbeat
he;she;itbeat
webeat
youbeat
theybeat

Pluperfect

Ihad beaten; beat
youhad beaten; beat
he;she;ithad beaten; beat
wehad beaten; beat
youhad beaten; beat
theyhad beaten; beat

Conditional

Present

Iwould beat
youwould beat
he;she;itwould beat
wewould beat
youwould beat
theywould beat

Perfect

Iwould have beaten; beat
youwould have beaten; beat
he;she;itwould have beaten; beat
wewould have beaten; beat
youwould have beaten; beat
theywould have beaten; beat

Imperative

youbeat
weLet's beat
youbeat

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

Iam beating
youare beating
he;she;itis beating
weare beating
youare beating
theyare beating

Perfect

Ihave been beating
youhave been beating
he;she;ithas been beating
wehave been beating
youhave been beating
theyhave been beating

Past

Iwas beating
youwere beating
he;she;itwas beating
wewere beating
youwere beating
theywere beating

Pluperfect

Ihad been beating
youhad been beating
he;she;ithad been beating
wehad been beating
youhad been beating
theyhad been beating

Future

Iwill be beating
youwill be beating
he;she;itwill be beating
wewill be beating
youwill be beating
theywill be beating

Future perfect

Iwill have been beating
youwill have been beating
he;she;itwill have been beating
wewill have been beating
youwill have been beating
theywill have been beating

Conditional

Present

Iwould be beating
youwould be beating
he;she;itwould be beating
wewould be beating
youwould be beating
theywould be beating

Perfect

Iwould have been beating
youwould have been beating
he;she;itwould have been beating
wewould have been beating
youwould have been beating
theywould have been beating

Verbs conjugated like beat

beat, browbeat,

Additional Information

Etymology

O.E. beatan "inflict blows on, thrash" (class VII strong verb; past tense beot, pp. beaten), from P.Gmc. *bautan (cf. O.N. bauta, O.H.G. bozan), from PIE base *bhau- "to strike" (see batter (v.)). Of the heart, c.1200, from notion of it striking against the breast. Meaning "to overcome in a contest" is from 1611. Meaning "strike cover to rouse or drive game" (M.E.) is source of beat around the bush (1572), the metaphoric sense of which has shifted from "make preliminary motions" to "avoid, evade." Command beat it "go away" first recorded 1906 (though "action of feet upon the ground" was a sense of O.E. betan). Dead-beat (originally "tired-out") preserves the old pp. To beat (someone) up is c.1900. To beat off "masturbate" is recorded by 1960s. For beat generation, see beatnik.