beetle away

beetle away
ˌbeetle ˈoff ˌbeetle a ˈway [intransitive] [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 phrasal verb
to go somewhere quickly, especially when you do not wish to be seen
Thesaurus: to move somewhere quicklysynonym
Main entry: beetle

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