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Definitions of beetle:
  • noun:   insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
  • noun:   a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing
  • verb:   fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle
    Example: "He beetled up the staircase"
  • verb:   beat with a beetle
  • verb:   be suspended over or hang over
    Example: "This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town"
  • adjective:   jutting or overhanging
    Example: "Beetle brows"

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