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beam someone or something up (to some place)

to transport someone or something (up) to something. (Originally in the context of a Star Trek adventure, but also used jocularly.) The captain asked the first mate to beam him up. Please beam up the crew, Roger. Beam me up so I can see your penthouse suite!
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beam up

Sl. to die. (Alluding to the television program Star Trek.) Pete Dead? I didn't think he was old enough to beam up. I was so exhausted after climbing four flights that I was afraid I would beam up.
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beam somebody/something up

also beam up somebody/something
to send someone or something into space as waves of energy Mission Control beamed up pictures of the spaceship taken from the space station. The ads show aliens beaming up a cow.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of beam (a line of light) and made popular by the TV show "Star Trek," in which people would ask to be transported by saying beam me up
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beam up

in. to die. (From the television program Star Trek.) Pete Dead? I didn’t think he was old enough to beam up.
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