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Noun: bug  búg
  1. General term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate
     
  2. A fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine
    - glitch
     
  3. A small hidden microphone; for listening secretly
    - wire
     
  4. Insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis
    - hemipterous insect, hemipteran, hemipteron
     
  5. A minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use
    - microbe, germ
Verb: bug (bugged,bugging)  búg
  1. Annoy persistently
    "The children bugged the boy because of his stammer";
    - tease, badger, pester, beleaguer
     
  2. Secretly listen in on a communication channel (esp. a telephone) in order to get information
    "Is this hotel room bugged?";
    - wiretap, tap, intercept
     
  3. Put in place electronic eavesdropping equipment
    "his house is bugged";
    - wire

Derived forms: bugs, bugging, bugged

Type of: bedevil, crucify, defect, dun, earwig [Brit], eavesdrop, fault, flaw, frustrate, insect, listen in, mic, microorganism, micro-organism, microphone, mike, rag, torment

Part of: Hemiptera, order Hemiptera

Encyclopedia: Bug, Kentucky