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bung

noun \ ˈbəŋ \

Definition of bung

1 :the stopper especially in the bunghole of a cask; also :bunghole
2 :the cecum or anus especially of a slaughtered animal

Examples of bung in a Sentence

  1. thousands of pounds in illegal bungs

Origin and Etymology of bung

Middle English, from Middle Dutch bonne, bonghe


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bung

verb

Definition of bung

transitive verb
1 :to plug with or as if with a bung
2 British :throw 1

Examples of bung in a Sentence

  1. we had bunged up the moving van so much that we couldn't have possibly squeezed in one more thing

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First Known Use of bung

1589

bung Synonyms

Synonyms
block, fill, dam, pack, plug, stop, stuff
Related Words
choke, clog, close (off), clot, congest, jam, obstruct, occlude; caulk, chink, seal; repack, restuff
Near Antonyms
excavate, hollow (out), scoop (out), shovel

BUNG Defined for English Language Learners

bung

noun

Definition of bung for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of wood, rubber, etc., that is used to close or cover a hole in a barrel


bung

verb

Definition of bung for English Language Learners

  • : to put (something) in or into a place in a quick and careless way


BUNG Defined for Kids

bung

noun \ ˈbəŋ \

Definition of bung for Students

:a stopper that closes or covers a hole in a barrel

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