bug

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[Bug]

A bug is an insect. You might refuse to go camping because of your intense dislike for bugs. Bug can also be a verb meaning "annoy." Most likely, bugs bug you.

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A bugbear; anything which terrifies.

Noun
a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use

Noun
general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate

Noun
insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis

Noun
a small hidden microphone; for listening secretly

Noun
a fault or defect in a system or machine

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Verb
annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"

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?"


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A bugbear; anything which terrifies.

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A general name applied to various insects belonging to the Hemiptera; as, the squash bug; the chinch bug, etc.

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An insect of the genus Cimex, especially the bedbug (C. lectularius). See Bedbug.

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One of various species of Coleoptera; as, the ladybug; potato bug, etc.; loosely, any beetle.

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One of certain kinds of Crustacea; as, the sow bug; pill bug; bait bug; salve bug, etc.


Bug

Bug , n. [OE. bugge, fr. W. bwg, bwgan, hobgoblin, scarecrow, bugbear. Cf. Bogey, Boggle.] 1. A bugbear; anything which terrifies. [Obs.]
Sir, spare your threats: The bug which you would fright me with I seek.
2. (Zo'94l.) A general name applied to various insects belonging to the Hemiptera; as, the squash bug; the chinch bug, etc. 3. (Zo'94l.) An insect of the genus Cimex, especially the bedbug (C. lectularius). See Bedbug. 4. (Zo'94l.) One of various species of Coleoptera; as, the ladybug; potato bug, etc.; loosely, any beetle. 5. (Zo'94l.) One of certain kinds of Crustacea; as, the sow bug; pill bug; bait bug; salve bug, etc. &hand; According to present popular usage in England, and among housekeepers in America, bug, when not joined with some qualifying word, is used specifically for bedbug. As a general term it is used very loosely in America, and was formerly used still more loosely in England. "God's rare workmanship in the ant, the poorest bug that creeps." Rogers (Naaman). "This bug with gilded wings." Pope. Bait bug. See under Bait. -- Bug word, swaggering or threatening language. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.

A bugbear; anything which terrifies.

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Usage Examples

I was always obsessed with being famous. I had Marilyn Monroe paper dolls as a child, and I was always obsessed with her. I've just been really driven in that direction, and none of my friends were. So, I don't know what put that bug in me at a young age.

Your car should drive itself. It's amazing to me that we let humans drive cars... It's a bug that cars were invented before computers.

I worked with my dad for 15 years. I apprenticed under him and decided I wanted to become an architect. So I went to college for it and then the acting bug got me.

My dad is a pilot so I think I was born with the travel bug.

Good music comes out of people playing together, knowing what they want to do and going for it. You have to sweat over it and bug it to death. You can't do it by pushing buttons and watching a TV screen.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

I played a lot of other sports at school and just one day the golf bug bit me and I started playing serious golf from when I was ten years old.

I wasn't originally taking drama, but the drama teacher asked me to audition for Bye, Bye Birdie. I did and got the lead role. Initially I was kind of scared, but once I did it I got bitten by the bug and loved it.

I've always traveled, as a kid my parents moved me around, a different place in Germany every four years. But I got the travel bug when I was a kid, living in different countries.

I got the travel bug when I was quite young. My parents took me and my sisters out of school and we travelled all over Europe. It was an eye-opening experience and, although I love Norway, I also enjoy visiting new countries. I don't get homesick.

I'm terrified of bugs and I travel with sprays, lotions, potions the lot. I have to check the room before I go to sleep and if I come across a bug and fail to remove it I have to sleep in a separate room as I'm paranoid that I'll be taken advantage of as I sleep.

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