beating means: Mixing food with air to make it easier or lighter. A wooden spoon, hand whip or electric mixer are some of the tools used to beat an ingredient. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does beating mean?

A repeated act of hitting or striking. (in Merlin Dictionary)

A complete defeat in sports. (in Merlin Dictionary)

An abrupt reversal or setback. (in Merlin Dictionary)

The sensation of a throbbing, or pulse like the heart. (in Merlin Dictionary)

A periodic change in the amplitude of waves, particularly when two waves with different frequencies are superposed, results in sections of stronger and weaker wave phenomena such as louder or quieter sounds. (in Merlin Dictionary)