What does the word beat mean?

Usage examples for beat

  1. Where did you learn to beat like that, my man? – The Drummer's Coat by J. W. Fortescue
  2. He'll beat out an honest man, every time. – Laramie Holds the Range by Frank H. Spearman
  3. A man beat out his soul at the feet of " Medje." – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens