beetle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"beetle" in British English

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beetlenoun [C]

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

beetleverb [I]

uk   /ˈbiː.tl̩/  us   /-t̬l̩/ UK informal
to go ​somewherequickly: Hoping to ​miss the ​trafficjams, she beetled offhome at four o'clock.

Beetlenoun [C]

uk   /ˈbiː.tl̩/  us   /-t̬l̩/ trademark
a ​smallcar with a ​roundedfront, ​top, and back, made by the ​company Volkswagen
(Definition of beetle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"beetle" in American English

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beetlenoun [C]

 us   /ˈbit̬·əl/
any of ​variousinsects with a hard, shell-like back
(Definition of beetle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “beetle”
in Korean 딱정벌레…
in Arabic خُنْفُساء…
in Malaysian kumbang…
in French coléoptère…
in Russian жук…
in Chinese (Traditional) 甲蟲…
in Italian scarabeo…
in Turkish çoğunlukla sert parlak ve siyah kabuksu vücudu olan bir böcek…
in Polish żuk, chrząszcz…
in Spanish escarabajo, coleóptero…
in Vietnamese bọ cánh cứng…
in Portuguese besouro…
in Thai แมลงปีกแข็ง…
in German der Käfer…
in Catalan escarabat…
in Japanese 甲虫(カブトムシやクワガタムシなど)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 甲虫…
in Indonesian kumbang…
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