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Noun
An illness caused by a microorganism
“Friends and extended family, though they may provide much support, can easily spread a cold or flu bug or other infections.”
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A small insect
“Since their introduction, the beneficial wasps have helped control plant bug populations throughout the Northeast.”
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An enthusiastic interest in something
“Jenna caught the Beanie bear bug young and now has about 60 of the bears in her collection.”
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An error in a computer program or system
“In 1999, a software bug knocked out a nationwide paging system for a day.”
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A concealed miniature microphone, used for secret eavesdropping or recording
“However, at this week's hearing Detective Scott told the court that no conversations were recorded by the bug before its discovery.”
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Someone with a strong affinity for something
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A person with a disordered mental state, or seemingly so
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A common viral illness
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Instrument that transforms sound waves into electric currents
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Butterfly ball
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Something that causes irritation or frustration
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That which amuses, and serves to make time pass agreeably
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A fault or failure to meet a certain standard, typically in a person's character, a plan, or a system
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One who murmurs
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A soft, legless larva of a fly or other dipterous insect, that often eats decomposing organic matter
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Computer bug
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(folklore, fantasy fiction) A mischievous, ugly creature resembling a dwarf
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A small mark or flaw which spoils the appearance of something
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A person who behaves in an offensive manner
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The power to fascinate someone; the quality of being fascinating
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An unexpected or hidden obstacle or drawback
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Close observation, especially of a suspected spy or criminal
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A very small or insignificant amount
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A lack or shortage
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A road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an internal combustion engine
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A complete telephone handset
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A part of a tree which grows out from the trunk or from a bough
Verb
To annoy or bother (someone)
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“Well, my problem is that he is really starting to bug me and he does these things that really annoy me.”
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Listen to without permission
“Fair enough security and all that but they, whoever they were, were just as likely to bug the office as to bug their phone calls.”
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To bother, harass, or annoy (someone), especially persistently
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Mike up
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To occupy or draw attention elsewhere
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To study or check into thoroughly
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