beat someone/something off


beat someone/something off
Syn:
repel, fight off, fend off, stave off, repulse, drive away/back, push back

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  • beat someone/something off — REPEL, fight off, fend off, stave off, repulse, drive away/back, force back, beat back, push back, put to flight. → beat * * * succeed in resisting an attacker or an attack ■ win against a challenge or rival …   Useful english dictionary

  • fight someone/something off — REPEL, repulse, beat off/back, ward off, fend off, keep/hold at bay, drive away/back, force back. → fight * * * defend oneself against an attack by someone or something well fed people are better able to fight off infectious disease …   Useful english dictionary

  • beat the pants off — [beat/bore/scare etc.] the pants off (someone) informal if someone or something beats, bores, scares etc. the pants off someone, they beat, bore, or scare them completely. I hate sunbathing. It bores the pants off me. Horror films scare the pants …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat off phrasal — verb 1 (transitive beat someone/something off) to prevent someone who is trying to attack you, harm you, or compete against you: efforts to beat off our business rivals | We managed to beat off the dogs and run away. 2 (intransitive, transitive… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • beat — 1. verb 1) Syn: hit, strike, batter, thump, bang, hammer, punch, knock, thrash, pound, pummel, slap, rain blows on, assault; informal wallop, belt, bash, whack, clout, clobber …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • beat — verb (past beat; past participle beaten) 1》 strike (a person or an animal) repeatedly and violently so as to hurt or punish them.     ↘strike repeatedly so as to make a noise.     ↘flatten or shape (metal) by striking it repeatedly with a hammer …   English new terms dictionary

  • beat — beat1 W2S2 [bi:t] v past tense beat past participle beaten [ˈbi:tn] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(competition/election)¦ 2¦(hit)¦ 3¦(hit against)¦ 4¦(do better)¦ 5¦(be better)¦ 6¦(food)¦ 7¦(control/deal with)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • beat — [[t]bi͟ːt[/t]] ♦ beats, beating, beaten (The form beat is used in the present tense and is the past tense.) 1) VERB If you beat someone or something, you hit them very hard. [V n] My wife tried to stop them and they beat her... [V n to n] They… …   English dictionary

  • beat — I UK [biːt] / US [bɪt] verb Word forms beat : present tense I/you/we/they beat he/she/it beats present participle beating past tense beat past participle beaten UK [ˈbiːt(ə)n] / US [ˈbɪt(ə)n] *** 1) [transitive] to defeat someone in a game,… …   English dictionary

  • beat off — I. transitive verb : repel, repulse : drive back II. verb intransitive verb : masturbate used of a male; usually considered vulgar * * * vul …   Useful english dictionary