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Meaning 'pound', it gets pounded (4)


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'meaning pound' is the definition.
'beat' can be an answer for 'pound' (I've seen this before). I'm not sure about the 'meaning' bit.

'it gets pounded' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite see how this works, but
'it' could be 't' (abbreviation. e.g. in 'tis) and 't' is found within the answer.
The remaining letters 'bea' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't see.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

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(Other definitions for beat that I've seen before include "Throb; surpass" , "Rhythmic music unit" , "club" , "Musical rhythm" , "Rhythmic musical unit" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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