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  • v. Used other than as an idiom: see beat,‎ it.
  • v. To leave; to go away.
  • v. To masturbate, usually a man of himself.


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  • They did not connect the couple with Jimmy, who sprang on the steps, crying to the motorman: — "Slam on the juice, old man, and beat it outa here!"

    Chapter 42

  • Well, he never re-appeared, and I thought he must have kept behind the wall and beat it back to the chateau.

    Salvage for the Saint

  • An 'you'd better tell the rummy to beat it unless you want to see'm get his face hurt.


  • So again Kingfishers, when they catch a fish, always beat it until it is killed; and in the Zoological Gardens they always beat the raw meat, with which they are sometimes fed, before devouring it.

    The expression of the emotions in man and animals

  • Then he took out the copper kettledrum and beat it with the broidered strap, whereupon up came the dromedaries.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • You beat it out of here, while I finish scuppering the rest of the water.


  • Uncle Jim had to beat it almost every step, and between the jolts caused by the roughness of the road and Uncle Jim's funny remarks we had a very merry time.

    Diary, August 8, 1859-May 15, 1865.

  • He hammered on the door, beat it with his fists, and howled vile imprecations.


  • So I learned mil-dots, just beat it all into my head.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set


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