[ US /ˈbitəɫ/ ]
[ UK /bˈiːtə‍l/ ]
  1. fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle
    They beetled off home
    He beetled up the staircase
  2. be suspended over or hang over
    This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town
  3. beat with a beetle
  1. 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
  2. insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
  1. jutting or overhanging
    beetle brows
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How To Use beetle In A Sentence

  • So far, only a couple of the trees (literally two) have been found to be successful in fending off beetle attacks, using chemical and physical responses similar to those in lower-elevation tree species, such as lodgepole pine and Douglas fir. Louisa Willcox: Whitebark Pine: Functionally Gone in Much of the Greater Yellowstone
  • As he rode along the lanes, his nostrils filled with the heady scent of elderflowers, and the air was alive with stag beetles whose chunky black bodies whirred defiantly through the dusk.
  • Beetles undergo a complete metamorphosis in their life cycle.
  • And there's the very useful little beetle we call the ladybug, which is not a bug, but a beetle. Little Busybodies The Life of Crickets, Ants, Bees, Beetles, and Other Busybodies
  • The most common bird of prey is the kestrel, which feeds chiefly on rodents such as mice and voles but will occasionally take small birds, beetles, small frogs, etc.
  • It's likely that the Emerald ash borer, which is a beetle from Asia, could create an infestation. - Top Stories News
  • His eyebrows beetled, and he slipped into a deep sleep, with the music of Total Package playing in his ears.
  • Additionally, the Bombardier Beetle has the ability to direct its defensive spray toward its aggressor with pinpoint accuracy.
  • But, soundly as Tom Tallington slept, the scriggly legs of a beetle were rather too much when they began to work in his ear, and he started up and brushed the creature away, the investigating insect falling on the floor with a sharp rap. Dick o' the Fens A Tale of the Great East Swamp
  • To him however that feels the same disgust and loathing, the same unutterable shuddering, as I feel, start up within him and shoot through his whole frame at the sight of them, these miscreate deformities, such as toads, beetles, or that most nauseous of all Nature's abortions, the bat, are not indifferent or insignificant: their very existence is a state of direct enmity and warfare against his. The Old Man of the Mountain, The Lovecharm and Pietro of Abano Tales from the German of Tieck
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