beam up - definition and synonyms
phrasal verb [transitive]
|present participle||beaming up|
|past tense||beamed up|
|past participle||beamed up|
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Cultural note: beam up
This verb was most famously used in the phrase ‘Beam me up, Scottie’, from the television science fiction series Star Trek, in which one of the main characters was called Mr Scott. People sometimes use this humorously for saying that they want to get away from an embarrassing or difficult situation.