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Bug

 (bo͞og, bo͞ok)
1. also Western Bug A river of eastern Europe rising in southwest Ukraine and flowing about 770 km (480 mi) through Poland to the Vistula River near Warsaw.
2. also Southern Bug A river of southern Ukraine rising in the southwest part and flowing about 853 km (530 mi) generally southeast to the Black Sea.

bug

 (bŭg)
n.
1.
a. An insect having mouthparts used for piercing and sucking, such as an aphid, a bedbug, or a stinkbug.
b. An insect of any kind, such as a cockroach or a ladybug.
c. A small invertebrate with many legs, such as a spider or a centipede.
2.
a. A disease-producing microorganism or agent: a flu bug.
b. The illness or disease so produced: took several days to get over the bug.
3.
a. A defect or difficulty, as in a system or design.
b. Computers A defect in the code or routine of a program.
4. An enthusiasm or obsession: got bitten by the writing bug.
5. An enthusiast or devotee; a buff: a model train bug.
6. An electronic listening device, such as a hidden microphone or wiretap, used in surveillance: planted a bug in the suspect's room.
v. bugged, bug·ging, bugs
v.intr.
To grow large; bulge: My eyes bugged when I saw the mess.
v.tr.
1.
a. To annoy; pester.
b. To prey on; worry: a memory that bugged me for years.
2. To equip (a room or telephone circuit, for example) with a concealed electronic listening device.
3. To make (the eyes) bulge or grow large.
Phrasal Verbs:
bug off Slang
To leave someone alone; go away.
bug out Slang
1. To leave or quit, usually in a hurry.
2. To avoid a responsibility or duty. Often used with on or of: bugged out on his partners at the first sign of trouble.
Idiom:
put a bug in (someone's) ear Informal
To impart useful information to (another) in a subtle, discreet way.

[Perhaps alteration (influenced by obsolete bug, hobgoblin; see bugbear) of Middle English boude, budde, beetle, weevil, from Old English -budda as in scearnbudda, dung beetle; akin to Low German dialectal budde, louse.]

bug′ger n.

bug

(bʌɡ)
n
1. (Animals) any insect of the order Hemiptera, esp any of the suborder Heteroptera, having piercing and sucking mouthparts specialized as a beak (rostrum). See also assassin bug, bedbug, chinch bug
2. (Zoology) chiefly US and Canadian any insect, such as the June bug or the Croton bug
3. (Microbiology) informal
a. a microorganism, esp a bacterium, that produces disease
b. a disease, esp a stomach infection, caused by a microorganism
4. informal an obsessive idea, hobby, etc; craze (esp in the phrases get the bug, be bitten by the bug, the bug bites, etc)
5. informal a person having such a craze; enthusiast
6. (Computer Science) (often plural) informal an error or fault, as in a machine or system, esp in a computer or computer program
7. informal a concealed microphone used for recording conversations, as in spying
8. (Card Games) US (in poker) a joker used as an ace or wild card to complete a straight or flush
vb, bugs, bugging or bugged
9. (tr) to irritate; bother
10. (tr) to conceal a microphone in (a room, etc)
11. (Anatomy) (intr) US (of eyes) to protrude
[C16: of uncertain origin; perhaps related to Old English budda beetle]

bug

(bʌɡ)
n
(European Myth & Legend) obsolete an evil spirit or spectre; hobgoblin
[C14 bugge, perhaps from Middle Welsh bwg ghost. See also bugbear, bugaboo]

bug

(bʌɡ)
vb
a past tense and past participle of big2

Bug

(Russian buk)
n
1. (Placename) Also called: Southern Bug a river in E Europe, rising in W Ukraine and flowing southeast to the Dnieper estuary and the Black Sea. Length: 853 km (530 miles)
2. (Placename) Also called: Western Bug a river in E Europe, rising in SW Ukraine and flowing northwest to the River Vistula in Poland, forming part of the border between Poland and Ukraine. Length: 724 km (450 miles)

bug

(bʌg)

n., v. bugged, bug•ging. n.
1. Also called true bug. any insect of the order Hemiptera, characterized by sucking mouthparts and thickened, leathery forewings.
2. (loosely) any insect or insectlike invertebrate.
3. Informal. any microorganism, esp. a virus: an intestinal bug.
4. a defect, error, or imperfection, as in computer software.
5. Informal.
a. an often short-lived enthusiasm; a craze or obsession: He's got the sports-car bug.
b. an enthusiast; fan; hobbyist: a camera bug.
6. a hidden microphone or other electronic eavesdropping device.
7. Horse Racing. the five-pound weight allowance that can be claimed by an apprentice jockey.
v.t.
8. to install a secret listening device in or on: The phone was bugged.
9. Informal. to annoy or pester.
v.i.
10. (of eyes) to bulge.
11. bug off, Slang. to leave or depart (often used as a command).
12. bug out, Slang. to flee in panic.
Idioms:
put a bug in someone's ear, to give someone a subtle suggestion.
[1615–25; earlier bugge beetle]

Bug

(bug, buk)

n.
1. a river in E central Europe, rising in W Ukraine and forming part of the boundary between Poland and Ukraine, flowing NW to the Vistula in Poland. 450 mi. (725 km) long.
2. a river in SW Ukraine, flowing SE to the Dnieper estuary. ab. 530 mi. (850 km) long.

bug

(bŭg)
An insect, spider, or similar small organism. In strict scientific usage, a bug is an insect belonging to the order of the true bugs. See true bug.
Usage The word bug is often used to refer to tiny creatures that crawl along, such as insects and even small animals that are not insects, such as spiders and millipedes. But for scientists, the word has a much narrower meaning. In strictest terms, the bugs are those insects that have mouthparts adapted for piercing and sucking. The mouthparts of these bugs are contained in a beak-shaped structure. Thus scientists would classify a louse, but not a beetle or a cockroach, as a bug. In fact, scientists often call lice and their relatives true bugs, to distinguish them better from what everyone else calls "bugs."

bug

1. A concealed microphone or listening device or other audiosurveillance device.
2. To install means for audiosurveillance.

bug


Past participle: bugged
Gerund: bugging

Imperative
bug
bug
Present
I bug
you bug
he/she/it bugs
we bug
you bug
they bug
Preterite
I bugged
you bugged
he/she/it bugged
we bugged
you bugged
they bugged
Present Continuous
I am bugging
you are bugging
he/she/it is bugging
we are bugging
you are bugging
they are bugging
Present Perfect
I have bugged
you have bugged
he/she/it has bugged
we have bugged
you have bugged
they have bugged
Past Continuous
I was bugging
you were bugging
he/she/it was bugging
we were bugging
you were bugging
they were bugging
Past Perfect
I had bugged
you had bugged
he/she/it had bugged
we had bugged
you had bugged
they had bugged
Future
I will bug
you will bug
he/she/it will bug
we will bug
you will bug
they will bug
Future Perfect
I will have bugged
you will have bugged
he/she/it will have bugged
we will have bugged
you will have bugged
they will have bugged
Future Continuous
I will be bugging
you will be bugging
he/she/it will be bugging
we will be bugging
you will be bugging
they will be bugging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bugging
you have been bugging
he/she/it has been bugging
we have been bugging
you have been bugging
they have been bugging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bugging
you will have been bugging
he/she/it will have been bugging
we will have been bugging
you will have been bugging
they will have been bugging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bugging
you had been bugging
he/she/it had been bugging
we had been bugging
you had been bugging
they had been bugging
Conditional
I would bug
you would bug
he/she/it would bug
we would bug
you would bug
they would bug
Past Conditional
I would have bugged
you would have bugged
he/she/it would have bugged
we would have bugged
you would have bugged
they would have bugged

bug

A mistake in a program.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bug - general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebratebug - general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate
insect - small air-breathing arthropod
2.bug - a fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine
flaw, fault, defect - an imperfection in an object or machine; "a flaw caused the crystal to shatter"; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"
3.bug - a small hidden microphone; for listening secretly
microphone, mike - device for converting sound waves into electrical energy
4.bug - insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the basebug - insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis
insect - small air-breathing arthropod
Hemiptera, order Hemiptera - plant bugs; bedbugs; some true bugs; also includes suborders Heteroptera (true bugs) and Homoptera (e.g., aphids, plant lice and cicadas)
leaf bug, plant bug - small bright-colored insect that feeds on plant juices
lygaeid, lygaeid bug - a true bug: usually bright-colored; pest of cultivated crops and some fruit trees
coreid, coreid bug - a true bug
bed bug, bedbug, chinch, Cimex lectularius - bug of temperate regions that infests especially beds and feeds on human blood
backswimmer, Notonecta undulata - predaceous aquatic insect that swims on its back and may inflict painful bites
true bug - any of various insects of the order Hemiptera and especially of the suborder Heteroptera
5.bug - a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium)bug - a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use
microorganism, micro-organism - any organism of microscopic size
Verb1.bug - annoy persistentlybug - annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"
bedevil, dun, rag, torment, frustrate, crucify - treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
2.bug - 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?"
eavesdrop, listen in - listen without the speaker's knowledge; "the jealous man was eavesdropping on his wife's conversations"

bug

noun
1. insect, beastie (informal), creepy-crawly (informal), gogga (S. African informal) a bloodsucking bug which infests poor housing
2. (Informal) illness, disease, complaint, virus, infection, disorder, disability, sickness, ailment, malaise, affliction, malady, lurgy (informal) I think I've got a bit of a stomach bug.
3. fault, failing, virus, error, defect, flaw, blemish, imperfection, glitch, gremlin There is a bug in the software.
4. bugging device, wire, listening device, phone tap, hidden microphone There was a bug on the phone.
5. (Informal) mania, passion, rage, obsession, craze, fad, thing (informal) I've definitely been bitten by the gardening bug.
verb
1. tap, eavesdrop, listen in on, wiretap He heard they were planning to bug his office.
2. (Informal) annoy, bother, disturb, needle (informal), plague, irritate, harass, hassle (informal), aggravate (informal), badger, gall, nettle, pester, vex, irk, get under your skin (informal), get on your nerves (informal), nark (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang), get up your nose (informal), be on your back (slang), piss you off (taboo slang), get in your hair (informal), get on your wick (Brit. slang) I only did it to bug my parents.

Bugs

bedbug or (Southern U.S.) chinch, cicada or cicala, damsel bug, debris bug, froghopper, spittle insect, or spittle bug, harlequin bug, kissing bug, lace bug, leaf-hopper, Maori bug, mealy bug, pond-skater, water strider, or water skater, shield bug or stink bug, water boatman, water bug, water scorpion

bug

noun
1. A minute organism usually producing disease:
2. A minor illness, especially one of a temporary nature:
3. Something that mars the appearance or causes inadequacy or failure:
4. A person who is ardently devoted to a particular subject or activity:
Informal: buff, fan, fiend.
Slang: freak, nut.
verb
1. To trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations:
Idioms: get in one's hair, get on one's nerves, get under one's skin.
2. To monitor (telephone calls) with a concealed listening device connected to the circuit:
Translations
بَقَّةبَـقَّـهجُرثومَهحَشَرَهميكروفون صَغير مَخْفي
štěnicebacilbroukchybahmyz
insektirritereskjult mikrofonvæggelusvirus
ötökkäpöpöärsyttääbugihäiritä
buba
bélféreglehallgatlehallgatókészülékkel felszerel
baktería; sÿkinghlerunartækikoma fyrir hlerunartæki ípirra, ergjaskordÿr
ばい菌バグ不具合盗聴器
벌레
infekcijaįrengti paslėptus mikrofonusnervintipaslėptas mikrofonas
blaktsērcinātiestādīt noklausīšanās ierīcikaitinātkukainis
bacilnaštvaťodpočúvacie zariadenie
hroščstenicavirusžuželkabakterija
insekt
แมลง
böcekcanını sıkmakdinleme cihazıdinleme cihazı yerleştirmekkızdırmak
con rệp

bug

[bʌg]
A. N
1. (Zool) → chinche mf (esp US) (= any insect) → bicho m
2. (= germ) → microbio m (fig) (= obsession) → gusanillo m
flu bugvirus m inv de la gripe
there's a bug going aroundhay un virus que corre por ahí
I've got the travel bugme ha picado el gusanillo de los viajes
3. (= hidden microphone) → micrófono m oculto
4. (esp US) (= defect, snag) → traba f, pega f
5. (Comput) → virus m inv
6. (US) (= small car) → coche m compacto
7. (US) (= enthusiast) → aficionado/a m/f, entusiasta mf
B. VT
1. [+ telephone] → intervenir, pinchar; [+ room] → poner un micrófono oculto en; [+ person] → escuchar clandestinamente a, pinchar el teléfono de
my phone is buggedmi teléfono está pinchado
do you think this room is bugged?¿crees que en esta habitación hay un micro oculto?
2. (= annoy) → fastidiar, molestar
don't bug me!¡deja de molestar(me) or fastidiar!
what's bugging you?¿qué mosca te ha picado?
C. CPD bug hunter Nentomólogo/a m/f
bug out VI + ADV (US) → largarse

bug

[ˈbʌg]
n
(= insect) → insecte m, bestiole f
(= germ) → virus m, microbe m
There's a bug going round → Il y a un microbe qui traîne.
a stomach bug → une gastroentérite
I've got bitten by the travel bug, I've been bitten by the travel bug → j'ai le virus du voyage
(= spy device) → dispositif m d'écoute, micro m caché
(in program)bogue m
(in equipment)défaut m
vt
[+ room] → poser des micros dans; [+ phone] → brancher sur table d'écoute

bug

n
Wanze f; (inf: = any insect) → Käfer m; bugs plUngeziefer nt
(= bugging device)Wanze f
(inf: = germ, virus) → Bazillus f; I might get your bugdu könntest mich anstecken; he picked up a bug while on holiday (esp Brit) or vacation (US) → er hat sich (dat)im Urlaub eine Krankheit geholt; there must be a bug going aboutdas geht zur Zeit um
(inf: = obsession) now he’s got the bugjetzt hats ihn gepackt (inf); she’s got the travel bugdie Reiselust hat sie gepackt
(inf, = snag, defect) → Fehler m; bugs plMucken pl (inf)
(Comput) → Programmfehler m, → Bug m (inf)
vt
room, buildingverwanzen (inf), → Wanzen plinstallieren in (+dat)or einbauen in (+acc) (inf); conversation, telephone linesabhören; this room is buggedhier sind Wanzen (inf), → das Zimmer ist verwanzt (inf)
(inf: = worry) → stören; (= annoy)nerven (inf), → den Nerv töten (+dat) (inf); he bugs meer nervt nich an inf; don’t let it bug youmach dir nichts draus (inf)

bug

:
bugbear
bugbite
nWanzenstich m; (of other insect) → Insektenstich m
bug-eyed
adjmit vorstehenden or vorquellenden Augen
bug-free
adj (Comput) → fehlerfrei

bug

:
bug-proof
adj room, telephoneabhörsicher
bug report
n (Comput) → Fehlerbericht m
bug-ridden
adj
hotel, mattressvon Wanzen befallen, verwanzt (inf)
(Comput) software etcvoller Fehler

bug

[bʌg] (fam)
1. n
a. (insect) → insetto; (germ) → infezione f, virus m inv (fig) (obsession) → mania, pallino
I've got the travel bug (fig) → mi è presa la mania dei viaggi
b. (bugging device) → microspia, cimice f
c. (Comput) (in program) → errore m (nel programma), bug m inv
2. vt
a. (telephone) → mettere sotto controllo; (room) → installare microspie in
b. (fam) (annoy) → scocciare
it really bugs me → mi rompe da morire

bug

(bag) noun
1. an insect that lives in dirty houses and beds. a bedbug.
2. an insect. There's a bug crawling up your arm.
3. a germ or infection. a stomach bug.
4. a small hidden microphone.
verbpast tense, past participle bugged
1. to place small hidden microphones in (a room etc). The spy's bedroom was bugged.
2. to annoy. What's bugging him?

bug

بَقَّة obtížný hmyz insekt Ungeziefer ζωύφιο bicho ötökkä insecte buba insetto 벌레 insect insekt robak insecto, inseto кровососущее насекомое insekt แมลง böcek con rệp 小虫

bug

n (fam) (insect) insecto, bicho; (microbe) microbio, virus m, bacteria; (illness) gripe f, resfriado, enfermedad f de tipo gripal
References in classic literature ?
Brooke and Ned the other, while Fred Vaughn, the riotous twin, did his best to upset both by paddling about in a wherry like a disturbed water bug.
Then there's another kind of bug that burrows under your fingernails, and if you don't get 'em out, your fingers drop off.
ON the morning of the fourth day, when it was just sunrise, and we had been tramping an hour in the chill dawn, I came to a resolution: the king MUST be drilled; things could not go on so, he must be taken in hand and deliberately and conscientiously drilled, or we couldn't ever venture to enter a dwelling; the very cats would know this masquerader for a hum- bug and no peasant.
The two sat side by side on the limb and discussed me as freely and offensively as two great naturalists might discuss a new kind of bug.
Then they screw a glass into their eye and go to examining us, as if we were a curious kind of foreign bug, or something of that sort.
It is better to be a young June bug than an old bird of paradise.
The sand began to work, and presently a small black bug appeared for a second and then darted under again in a fright.
I never seen people look so helpless and tangled up, and I hain't ever seen eyes bug out and gaze without a blink the way theirn did.
Thus far my sense of sight; while dry rot and wet rot and all the silent rots that rot in neglected roof and cellar - rot of rat and mouse and bug and coaching-stables near at hand besides - addressed themselves faintly to my sense of smell, and moaned, "Try Barnard's Mixture.
It may be that a leopard or a lion shall kill me, or it may be a tiny bug no bigger than the end of my littlest finger.
Dey aint no tin in him, Massa Will, I keep a tellin on you," here interrupted Jupiter; "de bug is a goole bug, solid, ebery bit of him, inside and all, sep him wing - neber feel half so hebby a bug in my life.
For if I should kill another bug or beetle I should surely cry again, and crying rusts my jaws so that I cannot speak.