BSL Sign Language Dictionary

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beat

How to sign: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
"Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game";

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shell in BSL Watch how to sign shell in British Sign Language
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Shell in BSL Watch how to sign Shell in British Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell

Categories: get the better of, overcome, defeat

Within this category: outpoint, walk over, eliminate, worst, whomp, spread-eagle, get the jump, cheat, surpass, outdo, outfight, overpower, checkmate, immobilize, outplay, bat

beat

How to sign: the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
"he could feel the beat of her heart";

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Similiar / Same: heartbeat, pulse, pulsation

Categories: periodic event, recurrent event

Within this category: diastole, systole, throb

beat

How to sign: the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
"the piece has a fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat";

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Similiar / Same: rhythm, musical rhythm

Categories: musical time

Within this category: backbeat, downbeat, upbeat, syncopation

beat

How to sign: be a mystery or bewildering to
"This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me";

puzzle in BSL Watch how to sign puzzle in British Sign Language
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See also: figure out, puzzle out, puzzle over, solve, lick, work out, work

Similiar / Same: perplex, nonplus, flummox, bewilder, dumbfound, baffle, mystify, puzzle, stupefy, amaze, gravel, vex, pose, stick, get

Categories: confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate

Within this category: stump, riddle, elude

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