beat the clock

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Perform a task quickly or within a fixed time limit.
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They were afraid they would be late and hurried in order to beat the clock.

Submitted by WerterBuch on August 18, 2015

Additional definitions for 'beat the clock':

beat the clockTo perform a task or successfully complete an activity within a time limit.
beat the clockTo be used or become operational before a deadline or date of expiration.
beat the clockTo remain youthful; to live a long, healthy life.
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समय को पीछे छोड़ो

クロックを打つ

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