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    beetle

    beetle - Dictionary definition and meaning for word beetle

    Definition
    (noun) insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings Definition
    (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
    Synonyms : mallet
    Definition
    (verb) be suspended over or hang over
    Synonyms : overhang
    Example Sentence
    • This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town
    Definition
    (verb) fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle
    Example Sentence
    • He beetled up the staircase
    • They beetled off home
    Definition
    (verb) beat with a beetle Definition
    (adj) jutting or overhanging
    Synonyms : beetling
    Example Sentence
    • beetle brows
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