Associations to the word «Bug»

Wiktionary

BUG, noun. An insect of the order Hemiptera (the "true bugs").
BUG, noun. (colloquial) Any insect, arachnid, or other terrestrial arthropod that is a pest.
BUG, noun. Various species of marine or freshwater crustaceans; e.g. a Morton Bay bug, mudbug.
BUG, noun. A problem that needs fixing, especially in computing.
BUG, noun. A contagious illness; a bacterium or virus causing it
BUG, noun. An enthusiasm for something; an obsession
BUG, noun. An electronic intercept device
BUG, noun. A small and and usually invisible file (traditionally a single-pixel image) on a World Wide Web page, primarily used to track users.
BUG, noun. (broadcasting) A small, usually transparent or translucent image placed in a corner of a television program to indicate what network or cable channel is televising it
BUG, noun. (aviation) A manually positioned marker in flight instruments
BUG, noun. A semi-automated telegraph key
BUG, noun. (obsolete) A bugbear; anything that terrifies.
BUG, noun. (chiefly LGBT) ("the bug") HIV.
BUG, noun. (poker) A limited form of wild card in some variants of poker.
BUG, verb. (informal) (transitive) To annoy.
BUG, verb. (transitive) To install an electronic listening device or devices in.
BUG, proper noun. The Bug River, flowing northwest 450 mi. between Belarus and Poland.
BUG, proper noun. The Bug River in the Ukraine, flowing 530 mi. to the Dnieper estuary.
BUG, noun. Volkswagen Beetle
BUG BOY, noun. (US) An apprentice jockey
BUG JUICE, noun. (US) An artificially fruit-flavored beverage, made from a powdered concentrate and water, that is often served at American residential camps; Kool-Aid or a generic equivalent.
BUG JUICE, noun. (US) (slang) Insect repellent.
BUG JUICE, noun. (US) (slang) Moonshine (an illicitly distilled alcoholic beverage).
BUG OFF, interjection. (idiomatic) (informal) (transitive) Used to tell somebody to leave one alone.
BUG OFF, verb. (informal) (intransitive) To go away.
BUG OUT, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To leave (a place) hastily (originally military).
BUG OUT, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) to abandon someone without warning.
BUG OUT, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) miss school, play truant, play hooky.
BUG OUT, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) (of one's eyes) To cause to bulge.
BUG OUT, verb. (idiomatic) (computing) To crash or glitch.
BUG OUT, noun. (military) A rapid retreat, a rout.
BUG SCREEN, noun. A window screen.
BUG SCREENS, noun. Plural of bug screen
BUG SHOE, noun. (nautical) A length of ironbark or other hardened material on the skeg of a ship that protects from shipworm damage.
BUG SHOES, noun. Plural of bug shoe
BUG SPRAY, noun. An insecticide for killing household pests.
BUG ZAPPER, noun. An electrical discharge insect control device that attracts flying insects with ultraviolet light and electrocutes ("zaps") them with a high voltage.
BUG ZAPPERS, noun. Plural of bug zapper

Dictionary definition

BUG, noun. General term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate.
BUG, noun. A fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine.
BUG, noun. A small hidden microphone; for listening secretly.
BUG, noun. Insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis.
BUG, noun. A minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use.
BUG, verb. Annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer".
BUG, verb. Tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information; "The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy"; "Is this hotel room bugged?".

Wise words

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