beetle, n. & v.
1 any insect of the order Coleoptera, with modified front wings forming hard protective cases closing over the back wings.
2 colloq. any similar, usu. black, insect.
3 sl. a type of compact rounded Volkswagen saloon car.
4 a dice game in which a beetle is drawn or assembled.
--v.intr. colloq. (foll. by about, away, etc.) Brit. hurry, scurry.
beetle-crusher Brit. colloq. a large boot or foot.
beetle, n. & v.
1 a tool with a heavy head and a handle, used for ramming, crushing, driving wedges, etc.
2 a machine used for heightening the lustre of cloth by pressure from rollers.
1 ram, crush, drive, etc., with a beetle.
2 finish (cloth) with a beetle.
beetle, adj. & v.
--adj. (esp. of the eyebrows) projecting, shaggy, scowling.
--v.intr. (usu. as beetling adj.) (of brows, cliffs, etc.) projecting; overhanging threateningly.
beetle-browed with shaggy, projecting, or scowling eyebrows.
ME: orig. unkn.
arachnid, arthropod, beetle
-browed, beetling, bug, caterpillar, centipede, chilopod, daddy longlegs, digester, diplopod, fly, hang out, hang over, harvestman, hexapod, impend, impend over, impendent, impending, incumbent, insect, jut, jutting, larva, lean over, lowering, macerator, maggot, masher, millepede, millipede, mite, nymph, overhang, overhanging, overhung, pending, poke, potato masher, pouch, pout, project, project over, projecting, protrude, pulp machine, pulper, pulpifier, scorpion, smasher, spider, stand out, superincumbent, tarantula, thrust over, tick
be high, tower, soar, command, hover, hover over, fly over, orbit, be in orbit, cap, culminate, overhang, hang over, impend, beetle
, bestride, ride, mount, perch, surmount, cover, overtop, stand on tiptoe, become high, grow higher, grow taller, upgrow, rise, send into orbit, render high, heighten.
be pendent, hang, depend, swing, dangle, swag, daggle, flap, trail, flow, beetle
, suspend, hang, sling, hook up, hitch, fasten to, append.
be prominent, project, bulge, protrude, pout, bouge, bunch, jut out, stand out, stick out, poke out, stick up, bristle up, start up, cock up, shoot up, swell over, hang over, bend over, beetle
, render prominent, raise, emboss, chase, belly out.