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 somewhere quickly, especially when you do not wish to be seen

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