(intransitive, idiomatic, vulgar, colloquial, chiefly US, Canada) To masturbate, usually a man of himself.
(intransitive, idiomatic, vulgar, colloquial) To waste time.
I beat off at work all day; I didn't get anything done.
Beat-off Sentence Examples
On land their general Myronides beat off two Corinthian attacks on Megara, which had been further secured by long walls drawn between the capital and its port Nisaea, nearly a mile distant.
Stuart, which beat off with heavy loss an attack imprudently delivered by General Rynier on.
On the 6th of July he beat off a British attack, capturing the " Hannibal," 74.
Smaller vessels they were able to beat off and so, in spite of the activity of the British cruisers and of many sharp encounters, the concentration was effected at Boulogne, where an army of 130,000 was encamped and was incessantly practised in embarking and disembarking.
The Portuguese managed, however, to beat off their enemies; and, having entered into an alliance with the Tobayanes, followed up their success.