bug out

verb

Definition of bug out

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to retreat during a military action; especially :  to flee in panic

  3. 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

Origin and Etymology of bug out

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1950


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