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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.
Translations of “beetle”
in Arabic خُنْفُساء…
in Korean 딱정벌레…
in Malaysian kumbang…
in French coléoptère…
in Turkish çoğunlukla sert parlak ve siyah kabuksu vücudu olan bir böcek…
in Italian scarabeo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 甲蟲…
in Russian жук…
in Polish żuk, chrząszcz…
in Vietnamese bọ cánh cứng…
in Spanish escarabajo, coleóptero…
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 Indonesian kumbang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 甲虫…
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