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beat it

Definition of beat it

informal

  1. :  to go away quickly <The teenagers beat it when the cops arrived.> —often used as a command <Stop bothering me. Beat it!>



Word by Word Definitions

beatplay
  1. : :  to strike repeatedly:

    :  to walk on :  tread

    :  to strike directly against forcefully and repeatedly :  dash against

  1. :  a single stroke or blow especially in a series

    :  pulsation, tick

    :  a sound produced by or as if by beating

  1. :  being in a state of exhaustion :  exhausted

    :  sapped of resolution or morale

    :  of, relating to, or being beatniks

  1. :  beatnik


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