Beetled
Beetle Bee"tle (b[=e]"t'l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beetled} (-t'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Beetling}.] 1. To beat with a heavy mallet. [1913 Webster]

2. To finish by subjecting to a hammering process in a beetle or beetling machine; as, to beetle cotton goods. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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

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