bug


bug
/bʌg / (say bug)

noun
1. any insect, especially one of the suborder Heteroptera (order Hemiptera), characterised by having the forewings thickened at base and membranous at tip, and the hind wings membranous. Sucking mouth parts enable the majority to suck plant juices and others to feed on animals, including humans.
2. Colloquial (a shortened form of any name which has bug in it, as Balmain bug, stink bug, bed bug, mealy bug, etc.)
3. Colloquial an illness caused by bacteria or a virus.
4. (often plural) Colloquial a defect or difficulty: to iron out the bugs.
5. Computers an error in a program or the machine itself, often undetected by the most stringent tests.
6. a microphone hidden in a room to tap conversation.
7. a small electronic device implanted for telemetering some physiological process in a person or animal.
8. Colloquial an idea or belief with which one is obsessed.
9. Colloquial an enthusiast; a person obsessed with an idea.
verb (t) (bugged, bugging)
10. to install a bug (def. 6) in (a room, etc.).
11. Colloquial to equip (a building) with burglar alarms.
12. Colloquial to cause annoyance or distress to (a person): *Something was bugging her, no doubt of that. –ellen bosworth, 1972.
phrase Colloquial
13. bug off, (often used in the imperative) to depart.
14. bug out,
a. US (sometimes followed by of) to leave as after a defeat or failure.
b. (of eyes) to be wide with astonishment.
{origin unknown; compare Middle English budde, Old English budda beetle}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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