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As the title says: What does やっちまえ mean?

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Can you provide a little context where you saw it used, if possible? –  ssb Mar 12 '14 at 9:04
You've only given a single word to give you translation of and, unfortunately, Japanese is quirky to the point that can't be done. Be more specific next time or the answer to your question will be either partial or not exactly correct. –  razorramon Mar 13 '14 at 0:48

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「やっちまえ」 is the tough guy's colloquial way of saying 「やってしまえ」 and it can mean many different things.

It can mean "Beat him up!", "Get him/her/them!", "Kill'em!", etc. It could even mean something I am not allowed to say on here.

Another possibility is when やる means "to give something to someone". In that case, 「やっちまえ」 means "Give it to (someone)!", which is much more peaceful than the first set of possible meanings above.

So, the best thing to do is to provide some context if none of the above seem to fit.

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something I am not allowed to say on here >>> どうぞ! –  user1016 Mar 12 '14 at 9:10
上品なボクに何を言わせようとしているんだい?「みんなでやったれ、このあま!」とか、恥ずかしくて言えないよ。 –  l'électeur Mar 12 '14 at 9:22
言うてるやんwww------- –  user1016 Mar 12 '14 at 10:57
Thank! What you have provided above is perfect! –  paullb Mar 13 '14 at 1:34

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