beaver away

Definition of beaver away

informal

  1. :  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

beaverplay
  1. :  either of two large semiaquatic herbivorous rodents comprising a family (Castoridae including Castor canadensis of North America and C. fiber of Eurasia), having webbed hind feet and a broad flat scaly tail, and constructing dams and partially submerged lodges

    :  the fur or pelt of the beaver

    :  a hat made of beaver fur or a fabric imitation

  1. :  a piece of armor protecting the lower part of the face

    :  a helmet visor

  1. :  to work energetically

awayplay
  1. :  on the way :  along

    :  from this or that place

    :  in a secure place or manner

  1. :  absent from a place :  gone

    :  distant in space or time

    :  played on an opponent's grounds


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