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    bug - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bug

    Definition
    (noun) general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate Definition
    (noun) a fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine
    Synonyms : glitch
    Definition
    (noun) a small hidden microphone; for listening secretly Definition
    (noun) insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis Definition
    (noun) a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use
    Synonyms : germ , microbe
    Definition
    (verb) annoy persistently
    Synonyms : badger , beleaguer , pester , tease
    Example Sentence
    • The children teased the boy because of his stammer
    Definition
    (verb) tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information
    Synonyms : intercept , tap , wiretap
    Example Sentence
    • The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy
    • Is this hotel room bugged?
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