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

 

beaver

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈbiːvə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbiːvər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they beaver
BrE BrE//ˈbiːvə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbiːvər//
 
he / she / it beavers
BrE BrE//ˈbiːvəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbiːvərz//
 
past simple beavered
BrE BrE//ˈbiːvəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbiːvərd//
 
past participle beavered
BrE BrE//ˈbiːvəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbiːvərd//
 
-ing form beavering
BrE BrE//ˈbiːvərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbiːvərɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Originverb Old English beofor, befor, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch bever and German Biber, from an Indo-European root meaning ‘brown’. Phrasal Verbsbeaver away (at something)
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: beaver