(third-person singular simple present beats off, present participle beating off, simple past beat off, past participle beaten off)
- To drive something away with blows or military force. Now often used figuratively.
- (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.