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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbeatingbeat‧ing /ˈbiːtɪŋ/ noun  1 [countable]HIT an act of hitting someone many times as a punishment or in a fight a brutal beating2 take a beating take some beating at beat1(11)
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beatingIf he didn't want a beating, or worse, he'd have to pander to these monsters.His later published account describes bad food, hard work over a fourteen-hour day, beatings and injury from unguarded machinery.But she realized that further beatings could result in medical bills.Southern police responded to sit-ins and civil rights marches with fire hoses, tear gas, beatings, and arrests.This was the kind of outfit that would invite a hundred beatings in the Handle.Tom said that Brian's beating was the end as far as he was concerned.The patient died of head injuries inflicted during the beating.The beating McGee took was violent and quick.
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