the bug

Definition of the bug

informal

  1. :  a sudden, strong interest in a particular activity He first caught the acting bug when he was 18. the travel bug

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  bogey, bugbear

  1. :  an insect or other creeping or crawling small invertebrate (as a spider or centipede)

    :  any of several insects (as a bedbug or head louse) commonly considered obnoxious

    :  any of an order (Hemiptera and especially its suborder Heteroptera) of insects that have sucking mouthparts, forewings thickened at the base, and incomplete metamorphosis and are often economic pests —called also true bug

  1. :  to plant a concealed microphone in

    :  bother, annoy

    :  to lose one's composure :  freak

  1. :  protrude, bulge

    :  to cause to bug


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