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English definition of “beetle”

beetle

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