beat the

beat the

drum/drums
To give enthusiastic public support or promotion: a politician who beats the drum for liberalism.
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If the redskins have won," he said, "they will beat the tom-tom; it is always their sign of victory.
To his amazement Hook signed him to beat the tom-tom, and slowly there came to Smee an understanding of the dreadful wickedness of the order.
One mast was broken short off, six or eight feet from the deck, and lay over the side, entangled in a maze of sail and rigging; and all that ruin, as the ship rolled and beat - which she did without a moment's pause, and with a violence quite inconceivable - beat the side as if it would stave it in.
She beat the maiden, and said that if she did not obey it would go ill with her.
To beat the way further through the snow with these enfeebled animals seemed next to impossible; and despondency began to creep over their hearts, when, fortunately, they discovered a trail made by some hunting party.
They beat the water vigorously with quick, downward strokes, forcing him to the surface.
Matthew had declared to her his conviction that she "would beat the whole Island.
To which neither Blifil nor Jones gave any answer; but Thwackum said surlily, "I believe the cause is not far off; if you beat the bushes well you may find her.
He furled the umbrella, and with t beat the prostrate Abdul, crying that he had been betrayed.
Let them leave their backs alone, and beat the pride out of their hearts.
In the under-15 conference, Venny beat Woolton Warriors Blue 2-1, Fir Tree, thanks to goals from Adam Taylor (2), Michael McMahon (2), Jordan Brookes and Liam Austin, beat The Connie, Warner Portcullis, with help from a Callum O'Connor hat-trick, beat Mags Chestnut, Halewood Juniors beat Kingsley United and The Feds narrowly beat Mags Chestnut 3-2.
Best Racecourse - first round Sandown (92%) beat Uttoxeter (8%), Goodwood (91%) beat Thirsk (9%), Cheltenham (89%) beat Cartmel (11%), Newbury (86%) beat Ffos Las (14%), Aintree (84%) beat Fairyhouse (16%), Ascot (84%) beat Pontefract (16%), York (82%) beat Galway (18%), Chester (81%) beat Ripon (19%), Doncaster (79%) beat Listowel (21%), Newmarket (68%) beat Haydock (32%), Navan (65%) beat Beverley (35%), Punchestown (59%) beat the Curragh (41%), Leopardstown (59%) beat Epsom (41%), Windsor (54%) beat Perth (46%), Newcastle (52%) beat Down Royal (48%), Naas (51%) beat Towcester (49%) Previous results Best broadcaster: Matt Chapman Best Flat trainer: Sir Michael Stoute Best Flat jockey: Mick Kinane Best Flat horse: Sea The Stars
Rishika Sunkara, the highestseeded Indian at number seven, thundered past Vasundara Raju 6- 0, 6- 1, while 14th seed Ankita Raina beat the only Pakistani in the draw, Ushna Suhail, 6- 1, 6- 2.
Beat the BCS's 15th-ranked team out of the Pac-10 title (done).
If we can identify, build, imbue and sustain our organizations--no matter what size--with an entrepreneurial spirit, then we can beat the system.