bug out

verb
|Updated on: 29 May 2018

Definition of bug out

1 : to retreat during a military action; especially : to flee in panic
2 : to depart especially in a hurry

bugout

\ˈbəg-ˌau̇t\ noun

Examples of bug out in a Sentence

  1. the ground soldiers bugged out just before the start of the aerial bombing

  2. the strange visitor bugged out without so much as saying a word

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Origin and Etymology of bug out

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