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Comment from: Shady_arc [Visitor]
Hm, I am more used to "пробить" in that sense, though dictionary says "выбить" is also the word. "Пробить", probably is linked to the idea of "printing symbols from beginning to the end; letting it through".

ВЫБИТЬ ===
10. *Разг. Отпечатать на ленте кассового аппарата стоимость покупки; оплатив, получить кассовый чек с указанием стоимости.===
Now that I think of it, it may be logical... after all, the stores let the goods "out", so using "вы + бить" makes some sense, too. "stamping symbols instantaneously, at once" also works (I think, it's the primary meaning)
Still, where I live "выбить" is usually for stamping some solid materials (metal/coin etc.), smashing glass ("beating it out of its frame"). Even more often used for beating the dust out of carpets, furniture, pillows... Are you sure it's the word you heard?

Don responds: To the best of my memory she said выбей. I noted it because it was so unexpected for me.
03/05/12 @ 06:05
Comment from: Alexy [Visitor]
Of course she said "выбить". It is very common at old shops where still exist cashiers.
04/05/12 @ 04:39

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