1. in senses of a regular ‘beat’.
(a) [mid-19C; 1970s] the area walked by a street prostitute.
(b) [1990s+] (US prison) the regular patrol route of a prison warder.
2. [1950s+] a release from a charge.
3. [1980s] (US campus) a release from a class.
[1990s+] (US) to ignore, to abandon.
[1950s+] to be stolen.
1. [late 19C+] to leave, to be dismissed; usu. as imper. take a walk! go away!
2. [1910s+] to escape criminal proceedings.
3. [1930s+] to run off.
[1920s–30s] (US prison) to be moved from one’s cell to the execution chamber.
see take for a ride under ride n.