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chug 1

A dull explosive sound, usually short and repeated, made by or as if by a laboring engine.
intr.v. chugged, chug·ging, chugs
1. To make dull explosive sounds.
2. To move or travel while making dull explosive sounds.


chug′ger n.

chug 2

v. chugged, chug·ging, chugs Slang
To swallow (a liquid) in one continuous action: chugged beer; chugged a beer; chugged a can of beer.
To swallow liquid, such as beer, without pausing.
A large swig of liquid: a chug of beer.

[From chug(alug).]


informal a charity worker who approaches people in the street to ask for financial support for the charity, esp regular support by direct debit
[C21: ch(arity) + (m)ugger]
ˈchugging n
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