beetle

beetle(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (animal)
a. el escarabajo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A beetle scurried across the table.Un escarabajo cruzó la mesa corriendo.
2. (tool)
a. la maza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The lumberjack used a wooden beetle to drive a wedge through the log.El leñador usó una maza de madera para clavar una cuña en el tronco.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to jut)
a. sobresalir
The climber sheltered himself from the rain underneath a rock that beetled over the precipice.El escalador se refugió de la lluvia bajo una roca que sobresalía sobre el precipicio.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to move hurriedly)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
An elderly woman came beetling up the hill. We waved at her, and she waved back.Una anciana subía apresuradamente la cuesta. Nosotros la saludamos con la mano, y ella nos devolvió el saludo.
The bell rang, and the children beetled from the classroom.Sonó la campana y los niños salieron deprisa de la clase.
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beetle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el escarabajo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
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beetle [ˈbiːtl]
noun
escarabajo (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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