Examples of bug out in a Sentence
the ground soldiers bugged out just before the start of the aerial bombing
the strange visitor bugged out without so much as saying a word
Recent Examples of bug out from the Web
Even fans who don't care about Malik Beasley's D-League numbers can bug out watching Jokic do a Magic Johnson impression at 260 pounds: With Jokic as the catalyst, the Nuggets were transformed over the final four months of last season.
Once testers finish wringing the bugs out of the beta versions, Apple will issue them to customers.
Generally, the photographers who might have shot some of those images have long since bugged out, or have been captured or killed.
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Origin and Etymology of bug out
First Known Use: 1950See Words from the same year
bug out Synonyms
Synonymsbolt, break, run, flee, fly, hightail (it), retreat, run away, run off, skedaddle
Antonymsarrive, come, show up, turn up
Related Wordsabscond, clear out, decamp, elope, escape, get (away), get out, lam, light out, make off, mizzle [chiefly British], scarper [British], scat, scram, skip (out), skirr
Near Antonymsbeard, brave, confront, dare, defy, face; abide, dwell, hang around, linger, remain, stay, stick around, tarry
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