chug

noun
\ˈchəg \

Definition of chug 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: a dull explosive sound made by or as if by a laboring engine

chug

verb (1)
chugged; chugging

Definition of chug (Entry 2 of 3)

intransitive verb

: to move or go with or as if with chugs a locomotive chugging along wearily chug through the routine

chug

verb (2)
chugged; chugging

Definition of chug (Entry 3 of 3)

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Other Words from chug

Verb (1)

chugger noun

Examples of chug in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Videos of her baseball chug went viral, with thousands retweeting Petco Park's tweet. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Woman catches foul ball in beer at Padres game, proceeds to chug the beer with the ball in it," 6 June 2018 The Alaska Railroad used to ship some of its 45 passenger cars on barges to Seattle every year, then put them back on tracks for a long chug to the Midwest for repairs and paint jobs. Author: Naomi Klouda, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska Railroad finds savings closer to home," 19 Apr. 2018 Then, those sounds were extinguished by a cement-mixer’s guttural chug. David Fettling, Longreads, "Uncomfortable Silences: A Walk in Myanmar," 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of chug

Noun

1866, in the meaning defined above

Verb (1)

1848, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chug

Noun

imitative

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The first known use of chug was in 1848

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More Definitions for chug

chug

verb
\ˈchəg \
chugged; chugging

Kids Definition of chug

: to move with repeated low sounds like that of a steam engine The old car chugged along.

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