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English adjective: beetle

1. beetle jutting or overhanging


SamplesBeetle brows.


Synonymsbeetling


Similarprotrusive


Antonymsintrusive


English noun: beetle

1. beetle (animal) insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings


Broader (hypernym)insect


Narrower (hyponym)Anoplophora glabripennis, Asian longhorned beetle, bark beetle, blister beetle, carabid beetle, carpet beetle, carpet bug, chrysomelid, clerid, clerid beetle, deathwatch, deathwatch beetle, elater, elaterid, elaterid beetle, firefly, ground beetle, lady beetle, ladybeetle, ladybird, ladybird beetle, ladybug, lamellicorn beetle, leaf beetle, lightning bug, long-horned beetle, longicorn, longicorn beetle, meloid, rove beetle, tiger beetle, water beetle, weevil, whirligig beetle, Xestobium rufovillosum


Member meronymColeoptera, order Coleoptera

2. beetle (artifact) 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


Synonymsmallet


Broader (hypernym)hammer


Narrower (hyponym)carpenter's mallet, gavel


English verb: beetle

1. beetle (stative) be suspended over or hang over


SamplesThis huge rock beetles over the edge of the town.


Synonymsoverhang


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hang

2. beetle (motion) fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle


SamplesHe beetled up the staircase.
They beetled off home.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

3. beetle (contact) beat with a beetle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)beat









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