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slug

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of slug




slug

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of slug

  1. 1 a lazy person <he's always a slug in the morning, which is why he prefers to sleep late> Synonyms couch potato, deadbeat, do-nothing, drone, idler, layabout, loafer, lotus-eater, slouch, slug, slugabed, sluggardRelated Words bum, good-for-nothing, ne'er-do-well; crawler, creeper, dawdler, laggard, putterer, slowpoke, snail, stick-in-the-mud, straggler; clock-watcher, goldbrick, malingerer, shirker, slacker; dallier, lingerer, loiterer, loller, lounger, saunterer; delayer, procrastinator; dropout, quitterNear Antonyms achiever, comer, highflier (or highflyer); live wire, powerhouseAntonyms doer, go-ahead, go-getter, hummer, hustler, rustler, self-starter

  2. 2 the portion of a serving of a beverage that is swallowed at one time <knocked back another slug of whiskey> Synonyms belt, draft, drag, gulp, nip, quaff, shot, sip, slug, snort, sup, swallow, swig, swillRelated Words dram, drop




slug

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of slug

  1. to deliver a blow to (someone or something) usually in a strong vigorous manner <she got so angry that she slugged the back of the chair and knocked it over> Synonyms bang, bash, bat, belt, biff, bludgeon, bob, bonk, bop, box, bust, clap, clip, clobber, clock, clout, crack, hammer, knock, nail, paste, pound, punch, rap, slam, slap, slog, hit, smack, smite, sock, strike, swat, swipe, tag, thump, thwack, wallop, whack, whale, zapRelated Words batter, beat, buffet, bung, chop, cuff, drub, lace, lambaste (or lambast), lick, mangle, maul, pelt, pepper, pommel, pummel, rough; scuff; bunt, flick, stroke, tap; bump, butt, jab, jostle, kick, knee, poke, prod, push, shove, stamp; bowl (down or over), cream, deck, dump [slang], fell, floor, knock down, level; rabbit-punch, sucker punch; cane, club, cudgel, flail, flog, lash, sap, slash, sledge, sledgehammer, spear, stab, switch, thrash, whip; bean, brain, conk, skull





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