Meaning of BEETLE in English


/ ˈbiːtl; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun


an insect, often large and black, with a hard case on its back, covering its wings. There are several types of beetle.

—see also death-watch beetle


Beetle ™ ( NAmE also bug ) the English names for the original Volkswagen small car with a round shape at the front and the back

■ verb

[ v + adv. / prep. ] ( BrE , informal ) to move somewhere quickly

SYN scurry :

I last saw him beetling off down the road.



Old English bitula , bitela biter , from the base of bītan to bite .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.