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bug

bug

 
pronunciation:
buhg
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (informal) an insect or any similar small animal.
People call spiders and ants "bugs."
 
synonyms:
insect
similar words:
fly
definition 2: (informal) an illness.
She did not come to school all week because she had a bug.
synonyms:
germ
similar words:
illness, infection, sickness, virus
definition 3: a mistake or fault that keeps something from working right.
Sometimes it is hard to fix bugs in a computer program.
similar words:
drawback, error
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: bugged, bugging, bugs
definition: (informal) to bother or annoy.
Please don't bug me while I'm trying to read.
synonyms:
annoy, bother, irritate
similar words:
anger, disturb, harass, provoke, trouble
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