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beat it

1. Go away; leave me alone. Usually used as an imperative. Beat it, little brother—I've got things to do. What are you kids doing on my lawn? Beat it!
2. To leave a place quickly. We need to beat it before the cops get here!
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Beat it!

Inf. Go away!; Get out! Bill: Sorry I broke your radio. Bob: Get out of here! Beat it! "Beat it, you kids! Go play somewhere else!" yelled the storekeeper.
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beat it

Go away, as in We should beat it before the food's all gone. This term is rude when used as an imperative, as in Stop pestering me-beat it! [Slang; late 1800s]
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ˈbeat it

(informal) (usually used as a command) go away: You’re not wanted here, so beat it.
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Beat it!

exclam. Get out!; Go away! Beat it! I’ve had it with you.
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beat it

Slang
To leave hurriedly.
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