beat time
{v. phr.} To follow the rhythm of a piece of music by moving one's fingers or feet. * /Jack was beating time with his foot during the concert, which annoyed his neighbor./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • beat time — phrasal : to measure or mark off musical time by strokes or taps * * * beat time phrase to make regular movements or sounds to show how fast a piece of music should be sung or played Thesaurus: playing, performing and arranging musichyponym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • beat time — indicate or follow a musical tempo with a baton or other means. → beat …   English new terms dictionary

  • beat time — {v. phr.} To follow the rhythm of a piece of music by moving one s fingers or feet. * /Jack was beating time with his foot during the concert, which annoyed his neighbor./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beat\ time — v. phr. To follow the rhythm of a piece of music by moving one s fingers or feet. Jack was beating time with his foot during the concert, which annoyed his neighbor …   Словарь американских идиом

  • beat time — англ. [бит тайм] отбивать такт …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • beat time — tap rhythmically, tap to the rhythm …   English contemporary dictionary

  • beat time — to make regular movements or sounds to show how fast a piece of music should be sung or played …   English dictionary

  • beat time (to something) — beat ˈtime (to sth) idiom to mark or follow the rhythm of music, by waving a stick, tapping your foot, etc • She beat time with her fingers. Main entry: ↑beatidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • To beat time — Beat 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • It's Low Beat Time — Infobox Album | Name = It s Low Beat Time Type = Album Artist = Young Fresh Fellows Released = 1992 Recorded = Genre = rock music Length = Label = Mordam Records Producer = Reviews = Last album = Electric Bird Digest (1991) This album = It s Low… …   Wikipedia

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