beat off

beat off
(to succeed in overcoming or preventing: The old man beat off the youths who attacked him; He beat the attack off easily.) repeler
v + o + adv, v + adv + o rechazar*
1) [+ competition]

they beat off competition from other companies to win the contract — derrotaron a otras compañías que competían por conseguir el contrato

2) [+ attack, challenge]
= beat back
* * *
v + o + adv, v + adv + o rechazar*

English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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