beat it

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beat it (third-person singular simple present beats it, present participle beating it, simple past and past participle beat it)

  1. Used other than as an idiom: see beat,‎ it.
  2. (idiomatic, chiefly as imperative, pejorative, colloquial, dismissal) To leave; to go away.
    • 1916, United States. Commission on Industrial Relations, Francis Patrick Walsh, Basil Maxwell Manly, Industrial relations: Final report and testimony, page 10986:
      ... and he said, "You beat it." So I beat it two squares up to Seventeenth Street and went into a saloon.
  3. (idiomatic, US, Canada, vulgar, colloquial) To masturbate, usually a man of himself.

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