What does "beamed" mean in the following sentence? (my guess is "hit"?) Whether or not, is the usage of beam in this way common??
Groot grunted a rude answer that stunned Rocket. But there were weapons of torment and destruction to be seen and they needed to begin their journey, so Rocket ushered Groot to the back. He had to dodge being beamed in the head by Thor’s backpack.
THE AVENGERS 3
The context is:
Rocket is a genetically modified raccoon; Thor, the thunder god; together with Groot, a tree-person, the three are about to be on trip to another planet.