maybe not rewarding your responsibilities or paying an individual's debts: a deadbeat dad.
Having an indication that stops without oscillation.
having a damped needle that stops without oscillation
defaulting on one's debts
beaten or exhausted
Making a beat without recoil; providing indications by an individual beat or adventure; -- said of galvanometers along with other devices when the needle or index moves to the level of its deflection and prevents with little or no further oscillation.