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See also: beatit
- Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see beat, it.
- (idiomatic, chiefly as imperative, derogatory, 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.
- (idiomatic, US, Canada, vulgar, colloquial) To masturbate, usually a man of himself.
to go away