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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.”
A small insect
“Since their introduction, the beneficial wasps have helped control plant bug populations throughout the Northeast.”
An enthusiastic interest in something
“Jenna caught the Beanie bear bug young and now has about 60 of the bears in her collection.”
An error in a computer program or system
“In 1999, a software bug knocked out a nationwide paging system for a day.”
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.”
A person with a strong and habitual liking for something
“… a camera bug who loves taking candid shots at fairs and festivals.”
A person having or showing a severely disordered or abnormal state of mind
“… a bug with a fascination for committing arson.”
Bother, disturb
“Well, my problem is that he is really starting to bug me and he does these things that really annoy me.”
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.”
“I hate to bug you, but could you help me move this table?”
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