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beat off

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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theybeat off
he/she/itbeats off
present participlebeating off
past tensebeat off
past participlebeaten off
  1. 1
    to succeed in winning or gaining something from an opponent

    Virgin Airlines must beat off stiff competition to win the contract.

    efforts to beat off their rivals

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