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Meaning & Definition of Bug in English

English

Bug

/bəg/

noun

1. General term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate

    synonym:
  • bug

2. A fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine

    synonym:
  • bug
  • ,
  • glitch

3. A small hidden microphone

  • For listening secretly
    synonym:
  • bug

4. Insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base

  • Usually show incomplete metamorphosis
    synonym:
  • hemipterous insect
  • ,
  • bug
  • ,
  • hemipteran
  • ,
  • hemipteron

5. A minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium)

  • The term is not in technical use
    synonym:
  • microbe
  • ,
  • bug
  • ,
  • germ

verb

1. Annoy persistently

  • "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"
    synonym:
  • tease
  • ,
  • badger
  • ,
  • pester
  • ,
  • bug
  • ,
  • beleaguer

2. Tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information

  • "The fbi was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy"
  • "Is this hotel room bugged?"
    synonym:
  • wiretap
  • ,
  • tap
  • ,
  • intercept
  • ,
  • bug

Examples of using

That bug is gross.
We're working to fix this bug.