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Beat vs beet

Beat means 1.) to strike with violent blows 2.) to pound on something rhythmically, the rhythm of a musical piece 3.) to pulsate 3.) in cooking, to whisk vigorously 4.) to overcome an opponent in a race or contest 5.) to baffle 6.) to feel extremely tired 7.) an area or area of expertise frequented by someone 8.) the flapping of wings. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, beat is one of the top one thousand most used words in the English language. Beat is used as a noun, adjective or verb. Beat comes from the Old English word beatan, meaning inflict blows on, thrash.

A beet is a root vegetable from the genus beta, most often red in color and spherical. Sometimes the leaves are also eaten, beets may be used to produce sugar. Beet comes from the Old English word bēte, from the Latin word beta.


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The quest to hack trees and beat climate change (The Washington Post)

Still, the speedy tongue flick doesn’t beat the accelerations of some insects—jumping leafhoppers can reach 23,100 feet per second and Plethodontid salamanders can flick their tongues at an impressive 14,700 feet per second, Anderson writes. (Smithsonian Magazine)

Second half goals from Inaki Williams, Aritz Aduriz and Aymeric Laporte earlier saw Athletic Bilbao come from behind to beat high-flying Villarreal 3-2. (The National)

He beats the drum, not to gain mileage in his career but out of love for his craft and mysticism. (The Express Tribune)

Lau was a well-known journalist before going into politics, and she was on the political beat during the Sino-British talks over the future of Hong Kong. (The Hong Kong Standard)

This gorgeous beet may look like it was designed by a Disney cartoonist or a genetic engineer, but it’s actually an heirloom variety. (The San Jose Mercury-News)

It’s a cultivar of a cultivar — with its own special cultivar-of-a-cultivar name — and botanists classify it as a version of the regular old, everyday beet you can buy in the market. (Bluffton Today)

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