beaver away

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of beaver away

informal
: to work in a very active and energetic way
  • They've been beavering away for hours.
often + at
  • They're still beavering away at the problem.

Word by Word Definitions

away play
  1. : on the way : along

  2. : from this or that place

  3. : in a secure place or manner

  1. : absent from a place : gone

  2. : distant in space or time

  3. : played on an opponent's grounds


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up beaver away? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

allowing a liquid or gas to pass through

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!