Beetle off

move swiftly; leave quickly

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • beetle off — verb leave suddenly and as if in a hurry The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out • Syn: ↑run off, ↑run out, ↑bolt, ↑bolt out • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • beetle off — phrasal verb beetle off or beetle away [intransitive] Word forms beetle off : present tense I/you/we/they beetle off he/she/it beetles off present participle beetling off past tense beetled off past participle beetled off British informal to go… …   English dictionary

  • beetle off — Australian Slang move swiftly; leave quickly …   English dialects glossary

  • beetle off —  Depart …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • beetle away — ˌbeetle ˈoff ˌbeetle a ˈway [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they beetle off he/she/it beetles off p …   Useful english dictionary

  • beetle away — phrasal verb beetle off or beetle away [intransitive] Word forms beetle off : present tense I/you/we/they beetle off he/she/it beetles off present participle beetling off past tense beetled off past participle beetled off British informal to go… …   English dictionary

  • beetle — I UK [ˈbiːt(ə)l] / US [ˈbɪt(ə)l] noun [countable] Word forms beetle : singular beetle plural beetles an insect with a smooth hard back II UK [ˈbiːt(ə)l] / US [ˈbɪt(ə)l] verb Word forms beetle : present tense I/you/we/they beetle he/she/it beetles …   English dictionary

  • beetle — bee|tle1 [ bitl ] noun count an insect with a smooth hard back beetle bee|tle 2 [ bitl ] verb ,beetle off or ,beetle a way phrasal verb intransitive BRITISH INFORMAL to go somewhere quickly, especially when you do not wish to be seen …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Beetle — Beetles redirects here. For the band, see The Beatles. For the car, see Volkswagen Beetle. This article is about the insect. For other uses, see Beetle (disambiguation). Beetle Temporal range: 318–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Beetle Bailey — Infobox Comic strip title= Beetle Bailey creator= Mort Walker current= status= Running syndicate= King Features Syndicate comictype= print genre= Humor first=September 4, 1950 last= Beetle Bailey (begun on September 4, 1950) is a comic strip set… …   Wikipedia


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