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 (gŭnj) Chiefly British Slang
A thick, sticky, messy substance; goo.
tr. & intr.v. gunged, gung·ing, gung·es
To clog or become clogged with gunge. Often used with up.

[Perhaps alteration of goo or gunk.]

gun′gy adj.
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adj (+er) (inf)schmierig
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