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chug

noun \ ˈchəg \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of chug

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

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Origin and Etymology of chug

imitative


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chug

verb

Definition of chug

chugged; chugging
intransitive verb
:to move or go with or as if with chugs
  • a locomotive chugging along
  • wearily chug through the routine

chugger

noun

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First Known Use of chug

1848


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chug

verb

Definition of chug

chugged; chugging
transitive verb

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First Known Use of chug

1958


CHUG Defined for Kids

chug

verb \ ˈchəg \

Definition of chug for Students

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


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