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English definition of “beetle”

beetle

noun [C] uk   /ˈbiː.tl̩/ us    /-t̬l̩/
an insect with a hard shell-like back: a black beetle a deathwatch beetle a dung beetle

beetle

verb [I] uk   /ˈbiː.tl̩/ us    /-t̬l̩/ UK informal
to go somewhere quickly: Hoping to miss the traffic jams, she beetled off home at four o'clock.
(Definition of beetle noun, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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