English version

beaver away

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbeaver away phrasal verb informalWORK HARDto work very hard, especially at writing or calculating something at He’s been beavering away at his homework for hours. beaver→ See Verb table
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beaver awayTo do the work requires an enormous amount of effort beavering away among old records, checking, copying and encoding.Information can be automatically kept up to date, and will allow individuals to co-operate on projects instead of beavering away in isolation.Haven't you finished? You've been beavering away on that report all morning.You will enjoy beavering away to find out.
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Verb table
beaver
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybeaver
he, she, itbeavers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybeavered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave beavered
he, she, ithas beavered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad beavered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill beaver
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have beavered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam beavering
he, she, itis beavering
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you, we, theyare beavering
Past
I, he, she, itwas beavering
you, we, theywere beavering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been beavering
he, she, ithas been beavering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been beavering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be beavering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been beavering
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