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Meaning & Definition of Slug in English

English

Slug

/sləg/

noun

1. A projectile that is fired from a gun

    synonym:
  • bullet
  • ,
  • slug

2. 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
    synonym:
  • slug

3. A counterfeit coin

    synonym:
  • slug

4. An idle slothful person

    synonym:
  • sluggard
  • ,
  • slug

5. An amount of an alcoholic drink (usually liquor) that is poured or gulped

  • "He took a slug of hard liquor"
    synonym:
  • slug

6. A strip of type metal used for spacing

    synonym:
  • type slug
  • ,
  • slug

7. Any of various terrestrial gastropods having an elongated slimy body and no external shell

    synonym:
  • slug

8. (boxing) a blow with the fist

  • "I gave him a clout on his nose"
    synonym:
  • punch
  • ,
  • clout
  • ,
  • poke
  • ,
  • lick
  • ,
  • biff
  • ,
  • slug

verb

1. Strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat

  • "He slugged me so hard that i passed out"
    synonym:
  • slug
  • ,
  • slog
  • ,
  • swig

2. Be idle

  • Exist in a changeless situation
  • "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"
  • "He slugged in bed all morning"
    synonym:
  • idle
  • ,
  • laze
  • ,
  • slug
  • ,
  • stagnate