bug


bug
bug
bug1 [bug]
n.
[prob. < BUG2]
1. any of an order (Hemiptera) of insects with sucking mouthparts and with forewings thickened toward the base, as a water bug or squash bug: also called true bug
2. any small arthropod, esp. if regarded as a pest, as a louse, cockroach, or centipede
3. a defect or imperfection, as in a machine or computer program: somewhat informal when used outside of a computer context
4. Informal any microscopic organism, esp. one causing disease; germ or virus
5. Informal a tiny microphone hidden to record conversation secretly
6. Slang
a) an enthusiast or devotee: often used in combination [a shutterbug pursues photography as a hobby]
b) a particular enthusiasm or obsession
7. Slang a small, compact automobile
8. Slang the weight allowance (5 pounds, or 2.3 kg) granted to an apprentice jockey for one year after the riding of five winners
vt.
bugged, bugging
1. Informal to hide a microphone in (a room, etc.), as for recording a conversation secretly
2. Slang
a) to annoy, bother, anger, etc.
b) to confuse or puzzle
vi.
Slang to bulge or open wide, as in amazement: said of the eyes
to bulge or open wide, as in amazement: said of the eyes
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☆ bug off Brit. or bugger off
Slang to stop annoying someone and leave: also Brit. bugger off
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☆ bug out
Slang to run away; desert
bug2 [bug]
n.
[ME bugge, akin to Norw dial. bugge: see BIG]
Obs. a bugbear; hobgoblin

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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