beat (v.)
drive, force, impel
KJ II.i.88[King John to King Philip, of the French] we, God's wrathful agent, do correct / Their proud contempt that beats His peace to heaven [i.e. the contempt they show to heaven by driving peace away]
TS induction.2.28[Lord to Sly, of his kindred] beaten hence by your strange lunacy
TS induction.2.84[First Servingman to Sly, of his supposed delusion] Yet would you say ye were beaten out of door
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