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, 2014 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.
    – szychy
    Mar 13, 2014 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 so many different things because the verb 「やる」 has quite a few meanings.

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)! (Someone) needs it more than you do!", 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, 2014 at 9:10
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    – user4032
    Mar 12, 2014 at 9:22
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    – user1016
    Mar 12, 2014 at 10:57

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