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verb beetle pronunciation in British English /ˈbiːt(ə)l/
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present tense
I/you/we/theybeetle
he/she/itbeetles
present participlebeetling
past tensebeetled
past participlebeetled

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phrasal verb

beetle off

or beetle away

[intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theybeetle off
he/she/itbeetles off
present participlebeetling off
past tensebeetled off
past participlebeetled off
British informal
to go somewhere quickly, especially when you do not wish to be seen

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