beat on / upon (v.) Old form(s): beates
be obsessed by, be preoccupied with
2H6 II.i.20[Cardinal to Gloucester] thine eyes and thoughts / Beat on a crown
TNK IV.iii.77[Doctor to Wooer, of the Gaoler's Daughter] this [love] her mind beats upon
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