beetle

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'beetle', 'Beetle': /ˈbiːtəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbitəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bētl)

Inflections of 'beetle' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
beetles
v 3rd person singular
beetling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
beetled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
beetled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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beetle

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [drives, owns] an old Beetle
  2. love the old Beetles
  3. [repair, restore] an old Beetle
  4. the [new, modern] Beetle
  5. a [dung, rhino, blue] beetle
  6. a beetle [flew, landed] on my [arm, hand]
  7. accidentally stepped on a beetle
  8. an infestation of beetles
  9. building: used a beetle to [compress the earth, drive a wedge]
v
  1. he was beetling [around, about]
  2. beetle [along, away]
  3. beetled off [to work, to school]
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