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verb beetle pronunciation in British English /ˈbiːt(ə)l/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlebeetling
past tensebeetled
past participlebeetled

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phrasal verb

beetle off

or beetle away

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theybeetle off
he/she/itbeetles off
present participlebeetling off
past tensebeetled off
past participlebeetled off
British informal


… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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