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Bug - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Bug' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Bug [ n.]
- A bugbear; anything which terrifies.
- A general name applied to various insects belonging to the Hemiptera; as, the squash bug; the chinch bug, etc.
- An insect of the genus Cimex, especially the bedbug (C. lectularius). See Bedbug.
- One of various species of Coleoptera; as, the ladybug; potato bug, etc.; loosely, any beetle.
- One of certain kinds of Crustacea; as, the sow bug; pill bug; bait bug; salve bug, etc.

Meaning of 'Bug' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . bug [ v]
Meaning (1):
- tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information
Example in sentence:
  • Is this hotel room bugged?;
  • The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy
Meaning (2):
- annoy persistently
Example in sentence:
  • The children teased the boy because of his stammer