beat the heat

beat the heat

Meaning | Synonyms

  • finding a way to stay cool when it is very hot outside
  • to keep yourself cooler in hot weather
  • way to avoid the heat of summer
  • also, to leave before it becomes very hot

Example Sentences

  1. I have found that drinking a cool glass of water helps to beat the heat in summer.
  2. We are going to beat the heat by spending the day in the library. They always have the air conditioner running.
  3. We are going to Europe in order to beat the heat.
  4. We will be leaving very early tomorrow morning in order to beat the heat.
  5. My favourite technique of beating the heat is to go the beaches of Scotland.
  6. I wonder, how the people of Africa use to beat the extreme heat?
  7. Only a good air-conditioner can beat the heat in Singapore.
  8. It’s not a good idea to rely only on Soft Drinks to beat the heat.
  9. We are going to Waterpark to beat the heat.


The word “beat” has been used since the early 1400s. It can be said that to “beat the heat” means to defeat an opponent. In this scenario the opponent would be the heat. If you find a way to escape it then you are winning.

In the metaphorical sense that it is used in the phrase, meaning “to evade or escape” it has only been used since the late 1500s. It is then pretty self-explanatory that the phrase means to evade the heat. In order to do this, you would need to move to a different location. This can be inside, where it is cooler, or to a different area where it is less hot.


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