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Definition of squirrel verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

squirrel

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈskwɪrəl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskwɜːrəl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they squirrel
BrE BrE//ˈskwɪrəl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskwɜːrəl//
 
he / she / it squirrels
BrE BrE//ˈskwɪrəlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskwɜːrəlz//
 
past simple squirrelled
BrE BrE//ˈskwɪrəld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskwɜːrəld//
 
past participle squirrelled
BrE BrE//ˈskwɪrəld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskwɜːrəld//
 
(especially US English) past simple squirreled
BrE BrE//ˈskwɪrəld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskwɜːrəld//
 
(especially US English) past participle squirreled
BrE BrE//ˈskwɪrəld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskwɜːrəld//
 
-ing form squirrelling
BrE BrE//ˈskwɪrəlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskwɜːrəlɪŋ//
 
(especially US English) -ing form squirreling
BrE BrE//ˈskwɪrəlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskwɜːrəlɪŋ//
 
 
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(squirrelling, squirrelled, (especially US English)squirreling, squirreled) Word Origin Middle English: shortening of Old French esquireul, from a diminutive of Latin sciurus, from Greek skiouros, from skia ‘shade’ + oura ‘tail’. Current verb senses date from the early 20th cent. Phrasal Verbssquirrel somethingaway
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: squirrel