What is meaning of
beat me by 2 seconds?
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+1 for beating me by 2 seconds
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The full expression is to beat someone to something. The meaning is very simple: to be faster in accomplishing something than somebody else.
We were competing who would arrive at the university first and he beat me to it by 5 minutes. He arrived 5 minutes earlier at the university than I did.