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    Hi, does anybody know a synonym for "beat off"
    e.g. "beating off a challenge from a company"

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    Resisting, fighting

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    Repel? Successfully defend?

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    I know many, many synonyms for "beat off", but not in the context you asked for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by me78 View Post
    Hi, does anybody know a synonym for "beat off"
    e.g. "beating off a challenge from a company"

    thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Resisting, fighting

    I agree, but without any direct contact/conflict.

    Acme Inc. makes an offer for Somebiz Enterprises. Somebiz thinks it's being undervalued, and advises its shareholders not to accept the offer. Somebiz survives, beating off the challenge from Acme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boothling View Post
    I know many, many synonyms for "beat off", but not in the context you asked for.





    (Seeing thread titles like "beat off," "whiskey" and "sperm" on the front page will no doubt make some newcomers wonder what in the world goes on in this forum.)

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    "Oh my goodness!" he ejaculated, "I think I'll have another drink."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    "Oh my goodness!" he ejaculated, "I think I'll have another drink."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post





    (Seeing thread titles like "beat off," "whiskey" and "sperm" on the front page will no doubt make some newcomers wonder what in the world goes on in this forum.)
    They will surely rush in; nobody can beat 'em off; .
    Last edited by retro; 22-Dec-2006 at 23:50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I agree, but without any direct contact/conflict.

    Acme Inc. makes an offer for Somebiz Enterprises. Somebiz thinks it's being undervalued, and advises its shareholders not to accept the offer. Somebiz survives, beating off the challenge from Acme.

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    I think as a summery, beating off means resisting the challenge from....

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