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slug 1

 (slŭg)
n.
1. A round bullet larger than buckshot.
2. Informal
a. A shot of liquor.
b. An amount of liquid, especially liquor, that is swallowed in one gulp; a swig.
3. A small metal disk for use in a vending or gambling machine, especially one used illegally.
4. A lump of metal or glass prepared for further processing.
5. Printing
a. A strip of type metal, less than type-high and thicker than a lead, used for spacing.
b. A line of cast type in a single strip of metal.
c. A compositor's type line of identifying marks or instructions, inserted temporarily in copy.
6. Physics The British unit of mass that accelerates at the rate of one foot per second per second when acted on by a force of one pound on the surface of the Earth.
tr.v. slugged, slug·ging, slugs
1. Printing To add slugs to.
2. Informal To drink rapidly or in large gulps: slugged down a can of pop.

[Perhaps from slug (from its shape).]

slug 2

 (slŭg)
n.
1. Any of various terrestrial gastropod mollusks having a slow-moving slimy elongated body with no shell or with a flat rudimentary shell on or under the skin, usually found in moist habitats.
2. A sea slug.
3. The smooth soft larva of certain insects, such as the sawfly.
4. A slimy mass of aggregated amoeboid cells that develops into the spore-bearing fruiting body of a cellular slime mold.
5. Informal A sluggard.

[Middle English slugge, sluggard, probably of Scandinavian origin.]

slug 3

 (slŭg)
tr.v. slugged, slug·ging, slugs
To strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat.
n.
A hard heavy blow, as with the fist or a baseball bat.

[Possibly from slug.]

slug 4

 (slŭg)
intr.v. slugged, slug·ging, slugs
To wait for or obtain a ride to work by standing at a roadside hoping to be picked up by a driver who needs another passenger to use the HOV lanes of a highway.
n.
A commuter who slugs.

[Probably from slug.]

slug

(slʌɡ)
n
1. (Animals) any of various terrestrial gastropod molluscs of the genera Limax, Arion, etc, in which the body is elongated and the shell is absent or very much reduced. Compare sea slug
2. (Animals) any of various other invertebrates having a soft slimy body, esp the larvae of certain sawflies
3. informal chiefly US and Canadian a slow-moving or lazy person or animal
[C15 (in the sense: a slow person or animal): probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian (dialect) sluggje]

slug

(slʌɡ)
n
1. (Units) an fps unit of mass; the mass that will acquire an acceleration of 1 foot per second per second when acted upon by a force of 1 pound. 1 slug is approximately equal to 32.17 pounds
2. (Metallurgy) metallurgy a metal blank from which small forgings are worked
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a bullet or pellet larger than a pellet of buckshot
4. chiefly US and Canadian a metal token for use in slot machines, etc
5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing
a. a thick strip of type metal that is less than type-high and is used for spacing
b. a similar strip carrying a type-high letter, used as a temporary mark by compositors
c. a metal strip containing a line of characters as produced by a linecaster
6. (Brewing) a draught of a drink, esp an alcoholic one
7. (Electronics) a magnetic core that is screwed into or out of an inductance coil to adjust the tuning of a radio frequency amplifier
[C17 (bullet), C19 (printing): perhaps from slug1, with allusion to the shape of the animal]

slug

(slʌɡ)
vb, slugs, slugging or slugged
1. to hit very hard and solidly, as in boxing
2. (intr) US and Canadian to plod as if through snow
3. (Commerce) (tr) informal Austral and NZ to charge (someone) an exorbitant price
4. slug it out informal to fight, compete, or struggle with fortitude
n
5. an act of slugging; heavy blow
6. (Commerce) informal Austral and NZ an exorbitant charge or price
[C19: perhaps from slug2 (bullet)]

slug1

(slʌg)

n., v. slugged, slug•ging. n.
1. any of various snaillike terrestrial gastropod mollusks having no shell or only a rudimentary one, feeding on plants, and often a pest of leafy garden crops.
2. a metal disk used as a coin or token, generally counterfeit.
3. a piece of lead or other metal for firing from a gun.
4. any heavy piece of crude metal.
5. Print.
a. a thick strip of type metal less than type-high.
b. such a strip containing a type-high number or other character for temporary use.
c. a line of type in one piece, as produced by a Linotype.
6. a shot of liquor taken neat; belt.
7. Slang. a person who is lazy or slow-moving; sluggard.
8. Journalism.
a. a short phrase or title used to indicate the story content of a piece of copy.
b. the line of type carrying this information.
9. a gold coin of California, issued in 1849 and worth 50 dollars.
10. a unit of mass, of about 32.2 lb (15 kg), that is accelerated 1 ft per sec per sec by a force of 1 lb.
v.t.
11. Print. to make (corrections) by replacing entire lines of type, esp. as set by a Linotype.
12. Journalism. to furnish (copy) with a slug.
[1375–1425; < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian (dial.) sluggje heavy, slow person]

slug2

(slʌg)

v. slugged, slug•ging,
n. v.t.
1. to strike hard, esp. with the fist.
2. to drive (a baseball) a great distance.
3. to fight, esp. with fists: slugged it out.
v.i.
4. to hit or be capable of hitting hard.
n.
5. a hard blow or hit, esp. with a fist or baseball bat.
[1820–30; perhaps identical with slug1]

slug


Past participle: slugged
Gerund: slugging

Imperative
slug
slug
Present
I slug
you slug
he/she/it slugs
we slug
you slug
they slug
Preterite
I slugged
you slugged
he/she/it slugged
we slugged
you slugged
they slugged
Present Continuous
I am slugging
you are slugging
he/she/it is slugging
we are slugging
you are slugging
they are slugging
Present Perfect
I have slugged
you have slugged
he/she/it has slugged
we have slugged
you have slugged
they have slugged
Past Continuous
I was slugging
you were slugging
he/she/it was slugging
we were slugging
you were slugging
they were slugging
Past Perfect
I had slugged
you had slugged
he/she/it had slugged
we had slugged
you had slugged
they had slugged
Future
I will slug
you will slug
he/she/it will slug
we will slug
you will slug
they will slug
Future Perfect
I will have slugged
you will have slugged
he/she/it will have slugged
we will have slugged
you will have slugged
they will have slugged
Future Continuous
I will be slugging
you will be slugging
he/she/it will be slugging
we will be slugging
you will be slugging
they will be slugging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been slugging
you have been slugging
he/she/it has been slugging
we have been slugging
you have been slugging
they have been slugging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been slugging
you will have been slugging
he/she/it will have been slugging
we will have been slugging
you will have been slugging
they will have been slugging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been slugging
you had been slugging
he/she/it had been slugging
we had been slugging
you had been slugging
they had been slugging
Conditional
I would slug
you would slug
he/she/it would slug
we would slug
you would slug
they would slug
Past Conditional
I would have slugged
you would have slugged
he/she/it would have slugged
we would have slugged
you would have slugged
they would have slugged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slug - a projectile that is fired from a gunslug - a projectile that is fired from a gun
cartridge - ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun
dumdum, dumdum bullet - a soft-nosed small-arms bullet that expands when it hits a target and causes a gaping wound
full metal jacket - a lead bullet that is covered with a jacket of a harder metal (usually copper)
projectile, missile - a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
rifle ball - a bullet designed to be fired from a rifle; no longer made spherical in shape
rubber bullet - a bullet made of hard rubber; designed for use in crowd control
2.slug - a unit of mass equal to the mass that accelerates at 1 foot/sec/sec when acted upon by a force of 1 pound; approximately 14.5939 kilograms
mass unit - a unit of measurement for mass
3.slug - a counterfeit coin
coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
4.slug - an idle slothful person
do-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer, bum - person who does no work; "a lazy bum"
5.slug - an amount of an alcoholic drink (usually liquor) that is poured or gulped; "he took a slug of hard liquor"
alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant - a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent; "alcohol (or drink) ruined him"
6.slug - a strip of type metal used for spacing
type metal - an alloy of tin and lead and antimony used to make printing type
7.slug - any of various terrestrial gastropods having an elongated slimy body and no external shell
gastropod, univalve - a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes
8.slug - (boxing) a blow with the fistslug - (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"
counterpunch, parry, counter - a return punch (especially by a boxer)
knockout punch, KO punch, Sunday punch, haymaker - a hard punch that renders the opponent unable to continue boxing
hook - a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent
jab - a quick short straight punch
rabbit punch - a short chopping blow to the back of the neck
sucker punch - an unexpected punch
boxing, pugilism, fisticuffs - fighting with the fists
blow - a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
Verb1.slug - strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat; "He slugged me so hard that I passed out"
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
2.slug - be idle; exist in a changeless situation; "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all morning"
moon around, moon on, moon - be idle in a listless or dreamy way
ride the bench, warm the bench - be out of the game; "Miller was riding the bench in Saturday's game"
moon, daydream - have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake; "She looked out the window, daydreaming"
bum about, bum around, frig around, fuck off, loaf, loll around, lounge about, lounge around, waste one's time, arse about, arse around, bum, loll - be lazy or idle; "Her son is just bumming around all day"
lie about, lie around - hang around idly; "She did all the work while he lay around"

slug

noun
Related words
adjective limacine
see snails, slugs and other gastropods

slug 1

noun
Informal. A small amount of liquor:
Informal: nip.
Slang: snort.

slug 2

noun
Informal. A self-indulgent person who spends time avoiding work or other useful activity:
Slang: slouch.

slug 3

verb
To deliver a powerful blow to suddenly and sharply:
Informal: biff, bop, clip, wallop.
Slang: belt, conk, paste.
Idioms: let someone have it, sock it to someone.
noun
A sudden sharp, powerful stroke:
Informal: bash, biff, bop, clip, wallop.
Slang: belt, conk, paste.
Translations
بَزَّاقَةبَزّاقَه: حَيوان من الرَّخَوِيّاتكُتْلَه مَعْدَنِيَّهيَلْطُم، يَضْرُب ويُفْقِد الوَعْي
slimákstřelaudeřitomráčit
kugleskovsneglsnegl
etanakuoreton etana
puž slinavac
siput
brekkusnigillbyssukúlakÿla, reka bylmingshögg
ナメクジ
민달팽이
gliemisiebelztiesistlode
melc
polž
snigel
ตัวทากกินใบไม้
çok sert vurmakkabuksuz sümüklü böcekkabuksuz sümüklüböcekmermi
con sên không vỏ

slug

[slʌg]
A. N
1. (Zool) → babosa f
2. (= bullet) → posta f
3. (= blow) → porrazo m; (with fist) → puñetazo m
a slug of whiskyun trago de whisk(e)y
B. VTpegar, aporrear
slug out VT + ADV to slug it out (with sb) (= fight) → pegarse (con algn), aporrearse (con algn); (= end argument) → resolver un asunto con los puños (con algn)

slug

[ˈslʌg] n
(= creature) → limace f
(= bullet) → balle f

slug

1
nNacktschnecke f; slugs and snailsSchnecken pl(mit und ohne Gehäuse)

slug

2
n
(= bullet)Kugel f
(Typ, = piece of metal) → Reglette f; (= line)(Setzmaschinen)zeile f
(inf) a slug of whiskyein Schluck mWhisky

slug

3 (inf: = hit)
vt(eine) knallen (+dat) (inf)
ngehöriger or tüchtiger Schlag (inf); to give somebody a slugjdm eine knallen (inf)

slug

[slʌg]
1. n (Zool) → lumaca (esp Am) (fam) (bullet) → pallottola (fam) (blow) → colpo; (large mouthful) → sorsata
a slug of whisky (fam) → un bicchierino di whisky
2. vt (fam) (hit) → colpire

slug1

(slag) noun
a kind of animal like a snail.
ˈsluggish adjective
moving slowly; not active or alert. a sluggish river; I always feel rather sluggish in the mornings.
ˈsluggishly adverb
ˈsluggishness noun

slug2

(slag) noun
a piece of metal, especially an irregularly shaped lump used as a bullet.
verbpast tense, past participle slugged
to strike (a person) heavily usually causing unconsciousness. The man had been slugged on the back of the neck with a heavy object.

slug

بَزَّاقَة slimák snegl Nacktschnecke γυμνοσάλιαγκας babosa kuoreton etana limace puž slinavac lumacone ナメクジ 민달팽이 naaktslak snegle ślimak nagi lesma слизняк snigel ตัวทากกินใบไม้ kabuksuz sümüklüböcek con sên không vỏ 鼻涕虫
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And his union was compelled to bully and slug the employers' unions in order to hold up wages or hold down hours.
The sixth, that it doth dull and damp all industries, improvements, and new inventions, wherein money would be stirring, if it were not for this slug.
This slug, when disturbed, emits a very fine purplish-red fluid, which stains the water for the space of a foot around.
There was an unwholesome little arbour in one dark corner, much frequented by the larger black slug, where I used to pass glorious afternoons making plans.
It is the father and the mother of the commonplace, and it is the commonplace, like a loathsome slug, that beslimes and destroys love.
In fact, of the twenty rose-trees which formed the parterre, not one bore the mark of the slug, nor were there evidences anywhere of the clustering aphis which is so destructive to plants growing in a damp soil.
So let us cheer up, and have a run to the other end of the orchard; I believe the wind has blown down some apples, and we might just as well eat them as the slugs.
The Moors have some small silver coins and also some silver slugs worth a dollar each.
I took the best aim I could with the first piece to have shot him in the head, but he lay so with his leg raised a little above his nose, that the slugs hit his leg about the knee and broke the bone.
On the one hand, he surprised himself by his discoveries in natural history, finding that his piece of garden-ground contained wonderful caterpillars, slugs, and insects, which, so far as he had heard, had never before attracted human observation; and he noticed remarkable coincidences between these zoological phenomena and the great events of that time,--as, for example, that before the burning of York Minster there had been mysterious serpentine marks on the leaves of the rose-trees, together with an unusual prevalence of slugs, which he had been puzzled to know the meaning of, until it flashed upon him with this melancholy conflagration.
There were bundles of labels, cupboards, and drawers with compartments, and wire guards for the cupboards, to allow free access to the air whilst keeping out slugs, mice, dormice, and rats, all of them very curious fanciers of tulips at two thousand francs a bulb.
Loaded with two slugs and a round bullet, its effect was that of a sawed-off shotgun.