What Does It Mean to Beat Food?

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Definition: to add air into a mixture, whipping it with either a fork or with an electric mixer so that air is carried into the mixture from the top to bottom over and over again.

Pronunciation: beet

Also Known As whip, stir

Examples: Add oil, water, and eggs, to the cake mix and beat with an electric mixer until well blended and smooth.