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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.
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.
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a short dull sound, esp one that is rapidly repeated, such as that made by an engine
vb, chugs, chugging or chugged
1. (intr) (of an engine, etc) to operate while making such sounds
2. (tr) slang to drink (a liquid) quickly or greedily
[C19: of imitative origin]
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n., v. chugged, chug•ging. n.
1. a short, dull, explosive sound: the chug of an engine.v.i.
2. to make this sound.
3. to move while making this sound.
[1865–70, Amer.; imitative]
v.t., v.i. chugged, chug•ging,
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Past participle: chugged
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|Noun||1.||chug - the dull explosive noise made by an engine|
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
|Verb||1.||chug - make a dull, explosive sound; "the engine chugged down the street"|
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chug[tʃʌg] VI [steam engine] → resoplar; [motor] → traquetear
the train chugged past → pasó el tren resoplando
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