Translation of "beetle" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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beetlenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbiː.təl/ us /ˈbiː.t̬əl/

an insect with a hard shell-like back

a black beetle 黑甲虫
a deathwatch beetle 窃蠹
a dung beetle 屎壳螂

beetleverb [ I ]

uk /ˈbiː.təl/ us /ˈbiː.t̬əl/ UK informal

to go somewhere quickly

Hoping to miss the traffic jams, she beetled off home at four o'clock. 为避开交通拥堵,她4点钟就匆忙离开回家了。

(Translation of “beetle” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)