Definition of bitten by the (activity) bug
- He was bitten by the travel bug.
- bitten by the gambling bug.
: bogey, bugbear
: an insect or other creeping or crawling small invertebrate (such as a spider or centipede)
: any of several insects (such as a bedbug or head louse) commonly considered obnoxious
: any of an order (Hemiptera and especially its suborder Heteroptera) of insects that have sucking mouthparts, forewings thickened at the base, and incomplete metamorphosis and are often economic pests —called also true bug
: to plant a concealed microphone in
: bother, annoy
: to lose one's composure : freak
: protrude, bulge
: to cause to bug
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