beat one's breast

beat one's breast
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  • beat one's breast — phrasal or beat one s chest : to declaim often vaingloriously or vauntingly and usually in vindicating oneself * * * beat one s breast To show extravagant signs of grief • • • Main Entry: ↑beat * * * I see breast …   Useful english dictionary

  • beat one's chest — phrasal see beat one s breast …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beat — (b[=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Beat}; p. p. {Beat}, {Beaten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beating}.] [OE. beaten, beten, AS. be[ a]tan; akin to Icel. bauta, OHG. b[=o]zan. Cf. 1st {Butt}, {Button}.] 1. To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as, to beat… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beat — (b[=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Beat}; p. p. {Beat}, {Beaten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beating}.] [OE. beaten, beten, AS. be[ a]tan; akin to Icel. bauta, OHG. b[=o]zan. Cf. 1st {Butt}, {Button}.] 1. To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as, to beat… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beat — (b[=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Beat}; p. p. {Beat}, {Beaten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beating}.] [OE. beaten, beten, AS. be[ a]tan; akin to Icel. bauta, OHG. b[=o]zan. Cf. 1st {Butt}, {Button}.] 1. To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as, to beat… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • breast — [brest] n. [ME brest < OE breost < IE base * bhreus , to swell, sprout] 1. either of two milk secreting glands protruding from the upper, front part of a woman s body 2. a corresponding gland in a female primate 3. a corresponding… …   English World dictionary

  • beat — [[t]bi͟ːt[/t]] ♦ beats, beating, beaten (The form beat is used in the present tense and is the past tense.) 1) VERB If you beat someone or something, you hit them very hard. [V n] My wife tried to stop them and they beat her... [V n to n] They… …   English dictionary

  • breast — n. 1) to beat one s breast 2) to put a (newborn) infant to breast 3) (of an infant) to take the breast 4) a pigeon breast ( a deformity of the chest ) 5) (cul.) chicken breasts 6) (misc.) to make a clean breast of smt. ( to confess smt. ) * * *… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • breast — breastless, adj. /brest/, n. 1. Anat., Zool. (in bipeds) the outer, front part of the thorax, or the front part of the body from the neck to the abdomen; chest. 2. Zool. the corresponding part in quadrupeds. 3. either of the pair of mammae… …   Universalium

  • breast — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. bosom, bust, mama; spirit. See convexity, feeling, body. v. face, brave. See opposition. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The forepart of the body above the abdomen] Syn. chest, thorax, heart, bosom; see chest… …   English dictionary for students

  • beat — v., n., & adj. v. (past beat; past part. beaten) 1 tr. a strike (a person or animal) persistently or repeatedly, esp. to harm or punish. b strike (a thing) repeatedly, e.g. to remove dust from (a carpet etc.), to sound (a drum etc.). 2 intr.… …   Useful english dictionary

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