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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. 2
    to prevent someone from physically attacking you by hitting them with your hands or with an object

    He had to beat the dogs off with a stick.

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