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See definition of beat the drum on Dictionary.com
  • as incelebrate
  • as inhave a ball

synonyms for beat the drum

  • honor
  • laud
  • observe
  • perform
  • praise
  • proclaim
  • revere
  • bless
  • carouse
  • commend
  • consecrate
  • dedicate
  • eulogize
  • exalt
  • extol
  • feast
  • fete
  • glorify
  • hallow
  • jubilate
  • keep
  • lionize
  • memorialize
  • party
  • publicize
  • rejoice
  • revel
  • ritualize
  • signalize
  • solemnize
  • blow off steam
  • ceremonialize
  • drink to
  • have a ball
  • kick up one's heels
  • let loose
  • live it up
  • make merry
  • make whoopee
  • mark with a red letter
  • paint the town red
  • raise hell

antonyms for beat the drum

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  • blame
  • denounce
  • reproach
  • be sad
  • castigate
  • condemn
  • criticize
  • debase
  • deny
  • disapprove
  • humiliate
  • refuse
  • disregard
  • forget
  • ignore
  • neglect
  • overlook
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    How to use beat the drum in a sentence

    Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    Even if poverty were gone, the flail could still beat hard enough upon the grain and chaff of humanity.
    THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
    His face flushed with annoyance, and taking off his soft hat he began to beat it impatiently against his leg as he walked.
    THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
    The pulse in Louis's temples beat hard; yet he was determined not to anticipate, but make Wharton explain himself.
    THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
    To be sure, he hadn't seen Mrs. Robin go, but he had heard the beat of her wings as she began her flight.
    THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
    Roulard had played the trumpet in the regimental band in which Aristide had played the kettle drum.
    THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
    You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
    MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
    There a familiar sound met his ears—the roll of a drum followed by an incantation in a quavering, high-pitched voice.
    THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
    We should easily beat this in America with anything like equal facilities, and without charging the British price—£4 7s.
    GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
    Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
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