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Verb: slug (slugged,slugging)  slúg
  1. Strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat
    "He slugged me so hard that I passed out";
    - slog, swig
     
  2. Be idle; exist in a changeless situation
    "He slugged in bed all morning";
    - idle, laze, stagnate
Noun: slug  slúg
  1. A projectile that is fired from a gun
    - bullet
     
  2. A unit of mass equal to the mass that accelerates at 1 foot/sec/sec when acted upon by a force of 1 pound; approximately 14.5939 kilograms
     
  3. A counterfeit coin
     
  4. An idle slothful person
    - sluggard
     
  5. An amount of an alcoholic drink (usually liquor) that is poured or gulped
    "he took a slug of hard liquor"
     
  6. A strip of type metal used for spacing
    - type slug
     
  7. Any of various terrestrial gastropods having an elongated slimy body and no external shell
     
  8. (boxing) a blow with the fist
    "I gave him a slug on his nose";
    - punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, dong [Austral, NZ]
     
  9. A heavy blow with the hand
    - thump
     
  10. A small drink of liquor
    "he poured a slug of whiskey";
    - nip, shot

Derived forms: slugged, slugs, slugging

Type of: alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, blow, bum [N. Amer], coin, do-nothing, gasteropod [archaic], gastropod, hit, idler, inebriant, intoxicant, layabout, loafer, mass unit, missile, projectile, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, type metal, univalve

Part of: cartridge, family Limacidae, Limacidae

Encyclopedia: Slug