Meaning of “beat off sb/sth” in the English Dictionary

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beat off sb/sth

phrasal verb with beat uk /biːt/ us verb [ T ] beat, beaten, US also beat

to stop someone or something from succeeding:

The company was awarded the contract after beating off fierce competition.

(Definition of “beat off sb/sth” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)