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bug

bug

 
pronunciation:
buhg
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an insect with front wings that are thick at the base and thin at the tip. There are many kinds of bugs. All have mouths made for sucking, and most feed on plants.
definition 2: any insect or crawling animal.
Spiders and ants are often called bugs.
 
synonyms:
insect
similar words:
arthropod, fly, gnat, vermin
definition 3: (informal) a germ that causes disease or sickness.
She did not come to school all week because she had a flu bug.
synonyms:
germ
similar words:
bacterium, illness, infection, sickness, virus
definition 4: (informal) a mistake or fault that keeps something from working properly.
Sometimes it is hard to fix bugs in a computer program.
synonyms:
defect, fault, flaw
similar words:
drawback, error
definition 5: (informal) a tiny microphone hidden for the purpose of listening to and recording voices secretly.
The police put a bug in the suspect's kitchen in order to find out important information.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: bugged, bugging, bugs
definition: to bother or annoy.
Please don't bug me while I'm trying to read.
synonyms:
annoy, bother, irritate
similar words:
anger, badger, disturb, eat, harass, nag, needle, pester, plague, provoke, trouble
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