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Noun
(rare) Demented people
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A large group of microorganisms, many of which cause disease
“Studies show that the type of bugs in your gut seems to influence how much of the protein is in your blood.”
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Sources of irritation
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Plural for a small insect
“Since their introduction, the beneficial wasps have helped control plant bug populations throughout the Northeast.”
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Plural for an illness caused by a microorganism
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“Friends and extended family, though they may provide much support, can easily spread a bug or other infections.”
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Plural for an obsessive interest in something
“Jenna caught the Beanie Babies bug young and now has about sixty of the soft toys in her collection.”
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Plural for an error or defect, especially in a computer program or system
“On this particular day, a software bug caused the system to slow down.”
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Plural for a concealed miniature microphone, used for secret eavesdropping or recording
“Detective Scott told the court that no conversations were recorded by the bug before its discovery.”
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Plural for someone with a strong affinity for something
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“A photography bug for the last five years, he considers photography an art form, a way of self-expression.”
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Plural for a common viral illness
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Plural for instrument that transforms sound waves into electric currents
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Knuckleballs or dancers
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Plural for a mistake or error
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Plural for that which amuses, and serves to make time pass agreeably
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Plural for a fault or failure to meet a certain standard, typically in a person's character, a plan, or a system
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Plural for one who murmurs
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Plural for computer bug
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(folklore, fantasy fiction) Plural for a mischievous, ugly creature resembling a dwarf
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Plural for an insect or amphibian in an early stage of growth
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Plural for a small mark or flaw which spoils the appearance of something
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Plural for a person who behaves in an offensive manner
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Plural for the power to fascinate someone
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Plural for an unexpected or hidden obstacle or drawback
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Plural for a road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an internal combustion engine
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Plural for a complete telephone handset
Verb
To annoy or bother (someone)
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“If I tried to explain to Sandy that a lot of the things Carine does really bug me, she would just say something about giving people a chance.”
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To weigh heavily on one's mind, typically causing worry or anxiety
“The impending deadline would increasingly begin to bug me as I rushed to complete the project.”
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To cause to feel emotionally depressed or despondent
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“Failing the important exam would really bug me for the longest time.”
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To inconvenience or pester with requests
“I hate to bug you, but do you think that you can help me with my schedule?”
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To listen to without permission, typically with a monitoring device
“The police had worked on the assumption that if anyone was trying to bug their conversations, they would be scanning the frequencies normally used by the police.”
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Mikes up
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To delve or make inquiries into
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To interfere in someone else's business
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To ask for something, especially earnestly or forcefully
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